How On Earth Do You Make A Dime Out Of Linux And Open Source Software?
Jan 06, 2009, 13:04 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Atwood's article goes on to say that one thing is crystal
clear: if you write software and charge money for it, your software
will be pirated. It’s as sure as death and taxes.
"Now, piracy is bad, okay? It hurts the programmers who depend
on its sales to pay their bills and wages. Sermon over.
"By contrast, software piracy pure and simple isn't an issue in
the world of open source. This is a no-brainer. It's free to use
"Yet, this does raise the question: who the heck writes open
source software? If they're not paid to do it, is it any good at
all? Certainly Microsoft has tried to use this argument. But is it
true to say you can’t make money out of it, at all?"