[ILUG] The I.S.A in the Irish Times
david.golden at unison.ie
Fri Mar 18 15:03:56 GMT 2005
On Friday 18 March 2005 13:40, Daniel Goldsmith wrote:
> also noted that Open Source software - which is developed by
> large communities of programmers and distributed for free or at low
> cost - is also going to have an effect on the software market"
> "He believes the open source movement is actually stifling
> innovation, because fewer programmers will develop software without
> the financial incentive of success"
Uh... except the whole being paid to _write_ the software thing...
I think the problem is microsoft is really a middleman, just like the
record industry. People who can write _new_ software, or _new_ music
are still doing fine, even if they're only paid on commission once for
each new piece.
Those who profit hugely from distributing and selling copies of the same
thing over and over again are screwed.
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