[LINK] Will all software go open source?

Brendan Scott brendansweb at optusnet.com.au
Fri Jul 28 10:13:53 AEST 2006


You can't make money out of open source.  MySQL is just a figment of someone's imagination.  Even if they do exist, they're not really signficiant because someone else wrote a database before they did so they're not being innovative.  There has never been any proven link between MySQL's database development and the protection of the fur seal habitat in Northern Alaska.  Now I ask you if they can't help the fur seals, who can they help?

As a matter of policy therefore Governments shouldn't fund public education ... or was it road infrastructure?  Hang on, let me check my donor list.


Kim Holburn wrote:
> http://news.com.com/2061-10795_3-6098863.html
>> But is open source good for everything? Marten Mickos, CEO of
>> MySQL, thinks so. "There is no technical argument for keeping the
>> code closed. It can never deteriorate from opening, only get
>> better," he said. Even if Mickos thinks the open-source model has
>> proven to be technically superior, he sees the need for a more
>> sustainable business model. He thinks that in five to 10 years, the
>> model will be in place; all code will be open and money will be
>> made from it.

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