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January 7, 2007

Free software may kill some software firms. So what?

Filed under: Open Source — tuxicity @ 10:35 am

Some people who advocate against free software claim that it’s bad for the economy and not sustainable in the long term, because the lack of direct revenue on developing free software makes it harder to make money out of developing such software. If generating direct revenue out of software development is not possible, they claim, then less people will be inclined to write software professionally. In turn, this will mean that end-users will have less high-quality software available. Is that really true? Let’s find out.

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  1. This sounds like bullshit. The need for software will always exist and therefore will always be written. The key is whether it will be written by vendors and consultants who SELL to customers or will the customers themselves get together and write it themselves…

    Comment by James — January 7, 2007 @ 11:42 am

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