[LINK] Open source projects for those on the dole
Deus Ex Machina
vicc at cia.com.au
Thu Apr 28 13:11:37 EST 2005
Viveka Weiley [viveka.weiley at gmail.com] wrote:
> On 4/28/05, Deus Ex Machina <vicc at cia.com.au> wrote:
> > open is a great idea when its someone elses industry you are destroying.
> I'm sure I have a letter somewhere along those lines from the
> manufacturers of buggy whips.
> There is no right to make a profit. A more efficient business model
> has arrived. The days of monopoly rents from proprietary software and
> vendor lock-in are over; customers have wised up. Resistance is
yes madam borg
> I've heard you complain that FOSS is a bad idea because programmers
> have to eat. I'm a Free Software developer with a family and a
> mortgage, and I eat if anything too well.
you are day dreaming. was is the employing power of oracle vs my-sql?
oracle = 54000 direct jobs + countless indirect jobs
myssql = ?
every new technology has created more jobs then it has replaced,
assuming mysql is a superior business model to oracle that it
would create in excess of 54000 indirect jobs. I dont think there
are 54000 full time jobs in all of foss and related industries
combined are there?
when you can show me that foss creates more jobs indirectly then it
is trashing directly then Ill beleive you.
Vernon Smiths paper (a nobel prize winner) about non reciprocal markets:
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