Does Open Source Need Individual Donations to Survive?
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"However, not every project is as big and successful as
RedHat. For such projects that don't have a self-sustaining
business model, individual donations still seem to be the prime
source of support. For them, the results of our survey bear special
"The findings further prove that open source's main principle of
allowing all software users access to the source code is indeed one
of the main reasons why people use it -- of course, apart from the
fact that it accounts for great savings.
"The survey also highlights how widely open source solutions are
available on the Internet. Nearly 84% of participants said they
were able to find open source solutions directly through Google