Monday, May 03, 2004

Free software is crap?

Interesting point in the April '04 DotNet Developers Journal feedback section. Sam commented that 'Open source and freeware just make it harder for the developers that are trying to scratch a living out of this industry.'

Interesting thought, and probably somewhat true. I can see the arguments for Open Source and freeware, money's tight. But could the software money be tight because the companies trying to get paid for software can't fight a price war with free? I can see that too.

These folks that are working on Linux... are they sinking their competitors? Well, not really.

But other things, like the smaller customer base apps... this is where it gets delicate.

I can't prescribe anything, but we'll see how it pans out. What are your thoughts?

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