On Fri, 2004-12-17 at 16:49, Shlomi Fish wrote:
> ... Some vendors were smart
> enough to build profitable business models around free software (see "The
> Magic Cauldron", "Strategy Letter V", Sleepy Cat, JBoss, Cygnus etc.) but
> that's not something that is always possible, and it isn't what the FOSS
> definition and Philosophy is really concerned about.
On the other hand, I think that it is very important to figure
out/find/discover/develop/invent/dream up business models for making
money from Free Software, which would compete with business models for
making money from non-Free software.
The more developers and their financiers know about models for making
lots and lots of money from Free Software, the less will they be
inclined to close any software, which they develop.
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