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SCALE7x: Open source in an economic downturn

SCALE7x: Open source in an economic downturn

Posted Feb 25, 2009 20:34 UTC (Wed) by elanthis (guest, #6227)
In reply to: SCALE7x: Open source in an economic downturn by philterry
Parent article: SCALE7x: Open source in an economic downturn

I think Open Source's place is pretty clear:

Companies value the utility they get from Open Source projects more than they value the money they could make by selling proprietary software.

Hobbyist developers value the utility, recognition, or fun of hacking on software more than they value the functionality of pre-packaged proprietary software, so they devote time to working on Open Source.


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