My alternative busines model

Alessandro Rubini rubini at
Tue Dec 3 20:55:44 UTC 2002

> I don't see selling free software as a viable economic model.

You can't sell information like you sell other goods. It's that simple.

> they are doing so via a service industry model

Nonsense. There's agriculture, there's industry, there's
service. Software is in service arena. It's that simple.

BTW, the _industrial_ patent is for industry. It doesn't make sense
with services like business models, abstract ideas and computer
programs.  Yes, the full name of the "patent" is "industrial patent",
at least in some countries.

/alessandro, who knows it's not _that_ simple, but, well..., almost.

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