WideOpenNews: Open Source: The Profit Principle

“IT managers already reap profits from open code — they just
don’t know it yet.”

“Perhaps the only thing more predictable in the open source
industry than the inevitable “Where’s the money?” question, is the
now well-ingrained response: services and support. But according to
industry watchers Michael Stern, president and CEO of online
consultancy Information Markets Corp., and Michael Nygard, trend
analyst at Javelin Solutions, companies wanting to make money from
open source need to look again — namely at the behind-the-scenes
work of coders.”