Silicon.com: Open Source Gets Down to Business
Jul 12, 2005, 16:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"'The problem with giving away software is that you can't make
any money out of it,' confided the CEO of a large software firm to
silicon.com at a dinner recently, during a discussion of open
source. The comment was met by sage nods around the table from
people who should have known better.
"It's true that open source is the commercial business that
never should have been. Criticised by proprietary vendors who claim
that you can't get something for nothing, it has nevertheless
flourished by producing business models that support the idea of
free intellectual property..."