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Creating Wealth With Free Software

Aug 08, 2008, 17:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Cartwright)

"The report identifies the value of these 'open source' products to be about 6% of the world market for software. Unfortunately, the Standish Group doesn't believe in openly sharing its research, instead selling it for $1,000…I have held for a long time that the free software ethos means that you should be making money out of what you are doing, not what you have done. If this research group can sell a piece of paper of $1,000, maybe we can make a bit of money out of consulting."

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