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Inprise Developer News: Money for nothing, code for free

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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