Doesn't it make developers mad??

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Fri Oct 29 02:02:17 BST 2004

faraz khan wrote:
> He says: Using OSS, the Hardware vendor makes money- the consultant makes 
> money, supporter makes money.. EVERYBODY but the poor developer. He wants to 
> know how, without money, will these developers be able to sustain such 
> development? 

Actually, the developer can make money.  It is just that they would make money 
by supplying support (which most commercial and non-hobbiest users need) rather 
than selling the code.  If you think about it, part of what you pay for 
commercial proprietary software is for support.  And support includes making a 
profit on books and CDs and AFAIK, you can also sell a proprietary installation 

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