Mad Penguin: Revenue or Revolution: The Linux Explosion

“In recent months, there is one thing that’s on my mind–open
source revenue vs. revolution. Seriously, while the revolution is
well underway within the open source community, one has to question
which of these two previously mentioned ideologies will, in the
end, be the deciding factor on the future of software and OS’ as a

“Based on what I have seen, the current motivation for Open
Source Software (OSS) development has been almost consistently an
act of passion. Whether it is to offer a viable alternative for the
end user or to meet the needs of person or persons creating it,
somewhere along the line there is some level of passion as the
motivating force…”


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