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Computerworld.NZ: How to Make Money from Free Software

Jun 12, 2003, 08:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Cooney)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Would-be IT industry barons were given some sobering news last week: building an IT company is hard work.

"'You go into a business very bright-eyed and optimistic,' says Chris Hegan, 'but one rule you can count on: it's going to get rougher than you could possibly imagine.

"'You have got to be prepared for it.'

"Hegan and Igor Portugal, co-founders of Linux vendor Asterisk, gave a 'warts and all' description of building a business with open source software to an audience in Auckland last week..."

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