IT Managers Journal: Making Money from FLOSS
Sep 01, 2005, 21:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Many people are already convinced that the Free/Libre and Open
Source Software (FLOSS) development model is superior to
proprietary methods. Others see strong ethical and philosophical
reasons to prefer it. But what's less clear is how to make money
from it--not to Bill Gates scope but by building a strong company
or making a decent living. How can you make any money when you give
away your work for free?
"The evidence is hard to argue with. FLOSS has been around for
decades, and in an industry where a company can go from zero to
billions in a few years (and many do), not a single company has
even nearly achieved that by making money from FLOSS..."