Doesn't it make developers mad??
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
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
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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