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ONLamp: Open Source & The Fallacy Of Composition

Feb 10, 2006, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Spencer Critchley)

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"Recently I posted about the Fallacy Of Composition (which says that an advantage shared by everyone is not an advantage) and how it applies digital music: If everyone can make and distribute music cheaply, the price they can charge goes down and they all make less money. It should apply to open source as well. Is there an escape route?

"The very interesting discussion that followed my earlier post suggest there may be, and I sure hope there is. Does anyone have real numbers yet though, i.e. for a model that generates enough money to build a significant business...?"

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