The end of the road
Posted Jul 25, 2002 7:32 UTC (Thu) by DeletedUser2746
Parent article: The end of the road
Well, a while ago, I realized that the open-source community is mostly comprised of of "takers". They won't give you anything unless they absolutely have to. Going to a subscription model, trying to get money, or anything remotely like that is nearly impossible. Because of this, the community will fail as a whole, which is unfortunate.
There's really no way to market linux, as it's not really feasable to sell something that is otherwise free. This is a problem I've seen over and over again. One day, I sat down, and tried to figure out how you sell linux. Simple answer: you can't.
I don't want to be a troll, but I have to be honest. This is bound to happen to any company who is trying to specifically market to linux. I can't think of any linux companies right now that are actually making a profit. By linux companies, I mean their entire business model revolves around linux, not just a part of it.
Anyhow, peace be with you all, and I'm sorry.
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