[Ilugc] Fwd : Is Open Source Software a Race To Zero?
Kapil Hari Paranjape
kapil at imsc.res.in
Tue Nov 25 22:24:21 IST 2008
On Tue, 25 Nov 2008, sivaji j.g wrote:
> Something that was worth $5K last year is suddenly worth $0
> because the free version is just as good as the paid.
> Is open source ultimately a race to zero?
Ten years ago I paid more than Rs. 10 per minute for an STD call
today I pay Rs. 1-2.
15 years ago a typical *nix workstation cost in excess of Rs. 12
Lakhs and it came without any compilers or worthwile software except
20 years ago a dozen apples cost about Rs. 20 or less whereas today
you would be lucky to get one or two!
Draw your own morals,
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