__/ [ Linønut ] on Friday 24 March 2006 15:07 \__
> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o'
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Listing open source "myths," Farrell disputed the notion that the
>> | main attraction of open source is it is free. Many companies would
>> | pay for their open source software if they had to, he said.
> Point of emphasis: "pay" != "pay through the nose (or other orifices)"
One prevalent form of payment is a donation. The other is active involvement
in Open Source projects. Either way, the cycle is made complete and the
moneyflaw is zero. It's almost like suggesting that Linux fixes the price at
0, which is often fine provided that you grab a spoon and join in (or rather
bake some cakes of your own, then share them).
Roy S. Schestowitz | Code is cake (c) Linønut
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