Where [Are] All the Open Source Parasites?
Apr 25, 2007, 23:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Hugh MacLeod is at it again. He asks the question, if open
source is so great, where are all the open source billionaires (as
if that is the right way to gauge the success of the software)?
Never mind that we could ask the same question of proprietary
software: 'Where are all the proprietary billionaires?' There just
aren't that many. There aren't even that many proprietary software
companies that do over $1B/year in revenues.
"Will open source pass the $1B barrier? Yes, it will. But just
as with the proprietary old world, it will take open source's new
world a few years..."