[Haifux] Why open source

Ori Idan ori at helicontech.co.il
Fri Nov 28 19:38:43 MSK 2008

I think the question is why not open source?
The question is not how you make money from open source, although this is
not always obvious, you can see many companies who does make money from open
But how do you make money from closed source? this remains a mystery to me.
I would be happy to give a talk about it, actually I think it is better to
have a discussion about it so it will not be a talk but rather a discussion.

Ori Idan

On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 6:07 PM, Tal Abir <tal.abir at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> Lets say you wrote a utility that may be useful to others.
> Why would you open source it?
> How can you earn money from opening the code and giving it for free?
> Source forge is making money from hosting your utility, Wikipedia is making
> money from documenting it, what is left for the developer?
> Is there someone who can give a lecture on the subject?
> Are there more people interested in the subject?
> Thanks,
> Tal.
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