"Why should a company pay a programmer a salary to write them a
piece of software when they can simply grab a free and open source
application off the web that already does what they need? And even
if it doesn't completely fit their needs, it's easy enough to
modify the program to fit the specific needs of each
"So it's true that FOSS does destroy programming jobs, however
it's not the kind of destruction you normally think of. FOSS isn't
suddenly putting a lot of programmers out of work, but rather it's
acting like a strainer, sifting out the chaff from the wheat, and
the flies from the oil. It also has the power to take that wheat
and oil and make something amazing out of it."
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