OT: Open Source (was Don't you just wish Rev would do this?)
rjb at robelko.com
Wed Jun 6 10:38:29 CDT 2007
>Isn't Open Source about the same as creating freeware? Lots of
>people enjoy the benefits, one or few people do all the work,
>without ever getting paid for it.
Open-source products mustn't necessarily be free. And even if the
software is available to use for free, in many instances, the people
producing it are still making money through support contracts, custom
versions, etc. As a matter of fact, some open-source products survive
only because there is an organization of some sort that brings money
to provide bread and butter to key people. Of course, there are quite
a few true free open-source products, which are usually driven by
something else than money.
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