Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> Open Source Soaks Database Market
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> | Open-source database software, once a curiosity, is becoming a force in the
> | $13.8 billion market.
> | Ingres, MySQL and a handful of other open-source providers accounted for
> | license, maintenance and subscription revenue of $100 million in 2005, an
> | increase of 47%, according to a report by Gartner analyst Colleen Graham.
And how much of that $100 million did you see? More importantly, how
much did the MySQL and a handful of other OSS devs see? Nothing?
That's OSS for you. A return to surfdom. I remember when software
engineer was a respected profession, but the OSS movement has devalued
that profession to such an extent that today's software engineers are
regarded on the same level as auto mechanics - the jobs require skill,
but not talent. And this happened because a significant portion of
software devs think that the highest virtue is to work for free, or to
work on the barter system (I develop software, give it away to GPL, and
get other's GPL code in return!! Yipeee!!!). Pathetic.
Meanwhile, companies like Red Hat and IBM are laughing to the bank,
making millions off of the free labor, while the free laborers get
nothing but an "Atta boy!! Keep churning out that software for us so
we can bring down the evil commercial software devs and their evil!!".
You guys are willing to work for free because you've convinced
yourselves that you're "sticking it to the man", and that's just as
good as money, but wake up - IBM *is* the man, and they are playing you