My alternative busines model

Wolfgang Jaehrling pro-linux at
Wed Dec 4 00:34:43 UTC 2002

On Tue, Dec 03, 2002 at 10:47:39PM +0100, Niall Douglas wrote:
> Free software only makes economic sense if it's a service. I 
> furthermore posit that it being a service is an extremely short-
> sighted view with serious repercussions for the industry. What's best 
> for the industry in my opinon is to keep software a manufactured 
> product.

So your point is that "it is often easier to make money with non-free
software"?  That might be true, but it is not a very creative excuse
for proprietary software, and not a good one either.


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