[LINK] foss is a charity
kim at holburn.net
Mon Mar 27 12:07:32 EST 2006
On 2006 Mar 27, at 12:42 PM, Deus Ex Machina wrote:
> "OpenSSH is included in every Unix-derived operating system, yet the
> total amount of assistance we've ever got from vendors is zero,"
> said de
> Raadt. "It's astounding. I don't know what to do about it."
> "We do have some suggestions as to what he might "do about it." Charge
> money. For the Nth time, MARKETS are the way in which societies
> reciprocity and cooperation."
Actually almost all scientific advances in our society are based on
free exchange of information, collaboration and sharing. A model
that matches the FOSS model almost exactly. And it's because
software development is a much closer match to say mathematical
development that this works so well.
You know large companies (very large companies) don't back FOSS for
charity, they back it, they put a lot of resources into it, because
they get a lot back.
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