The MicroISV blog has some interesting thoughts on competing with open source
. The author makes a closed-source application for teachers and the article looks at six areas where proprietary applications can better their open source competition. While his focus is on proprietary application developers, there is much for open source developers to consider. "However, relatively few people in the discussion mentioned B2C (Business To Consumer you know, the stuff that isnt paid for by an expense account) software, which people often tell me is doomed, doomed, doomed. Seeing as how I run a small B2C software business, and am experiencing a crushing shortage of doom, I thought I would explain why this is possible.
" (thanks to Patrick Spinler).
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