Monday, December 5, 2005

"Betting against FLOSS is like betting against gravity"

Gotta love Sun. Jonathan Schwartz on open source Solaris:

Betting against FOSS is like betting against gravity. And free software doesn't mean no revenue, it means no barriers to revenue. Just ask your carrier.
He draws the comparison between Cellular companies giving away free handsets (and the customer busing the service and support) and companies giving away software (and the customer buying the service and support).

Now how do we start explaining this to the nonprofit community? There is still a vendor involved, we're just reducing the cost of technology by creating licensing software under an open source license.

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