[Haifux] Why open source

Tal Abir tal.abir at gmail.com
Fri Nov 28 19:53:38 MSK 2008

I would be happy to participate in such discussion but would you open a full
scale company for earning money from a little utility.
I don't think it will hold.
People today earn money just from writing blogs (though publishing a piece
of code and then earn money from blogging about it sounds like as a start of
an idea)
The other option (at least as I see it) is not closed source but rather not
to publish it at all.
Thus everyone will continue writing the same utilities and keep it for


On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 6:38 PM, Ori Idan <ori at helicontech.co.il> wrote:

> 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
> source.
> 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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