[Ilugc] Is the proprietary camp winning ?
Chakkaradeep C C
chaks.yoper at gmail.com
Thu Oct 12 13:58:52 IST 2006
> Most of the time they don't expect to get paid for foss. Its your
> hobby and for very few people hobby brings money. For the rest of us,
> it eats into our earnings, if any. Would you not agree?
I think the Industry seeks to adopt FOSS not for its ethics, it should be
becoz of the Low Cost involved both in developing and maintaing. They get
Operating Systems for free, projects can be started within a Community and
you get developers working on it from various parts of the world FREE. So,
the development work is done with the help of Community.One way, this model
is good,brings out many good points with Community and Team spirit and the
urge to work.
This would sure bring in fame, but what about Money ?. I dont have answer
for this. Usually the business model would go like this - Th Company starts
a project, maintains it for say 1 year as Community Based. At that period,
it plans for Commercial Venture of that product where Community would not be
involved much and releases as the days goes by so that the Company could now
This seems to be a non-ending debate always :)
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something can't be done. I didnt ask for permission or approval. I just went
ahead and did it." - from "Direct from Dell"
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