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Inprise Developer News: Money for nothing, code for free

Nov 03, 1999, 19:10 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by J.D. Hildebrand)

"The economy of the software business is changing as more and more companies make applications available free over the Internet. How will you pay the bills when users expect you to give your software away?"

"In an article that inflamed Linux Today readers, Developer News correspondent Juancarlo Añez recently suggested that the open source revolution will not necessarily mean the end of paychecks for programmers. That's probably true. But the economics of our business are undeniably changing. Under the emerging Internet economy, users already expect -- and receive -- no-cost access to applications and services they had to pay for before the world was wired."

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