| Hey, I have got this groovy neat algorithm for Process Scheduling.
| I want to sell it and make money out of it. If I give away=20
| the source,
| someone else will make money out of it.
actually what you missed out is the fact that, the community as a
whole would make money out of it. the kernel with your schedular
would be used by service providers (and a hell lot of other people),=20
and they would make money. it would be used by the poor farmers of
india to get weather data, and hence improve productivity, and=20
hence make india shine ;) . examples can be plenty.
its like a one rupee coin. its such a little amount, one might thing.
but when it is in circulation, it churns out work, which might go to
thousands .. lakhs .. millions of rupees!!
look at the linux kernel. Business worth *******$ !! has been=20
extablished around it.=20
so the community might not directly use your piece of contribution
and make money, but actually you are helping _generate_ money by=20
at the end, you might just wonder what _you_ would get after all ... ;)
and that's where people find it difficult to digest the FLOSS philo.