[Ilugc] Open source + GPL
- From: chennai_bsd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (bsd unix)
- Date: Sat Jun 26 15:33:18 2004
Bala / Others
Thanks for your comments.
under this FSF, the main aim to not to make money. software should be
available to all along with source code so that developer can study, learn
add some more features to your components which u may not have in mind.
that's how linux kernel is developed.
Indeed what you say is my conclusion too in my paper.
This is the exact point which i'am also inferring after doing a lot of study.
with GPL, you cannot make money.
Though they say a lot of things, there is no clear proof that companies based
on opensource have been able to generate revenues, contribute to the growth of
the industry and generate employment for engineers.
Big companies have started to sink due to GPL.
It's like a kind of dracula, don't mistake precisely that's the word we can use
Here are some cases.
(i) Sun Microsystems - initially tried to adopt GPL, later realised that it
didn't work out and started to pull out
it's staroffice and made payable.
(ii) SCO - initially tried to be a Linux company by acquiring caldera, didn't
work out so pulled out.
(iii)Novell is now experimenting by acquiring SuSE, let's see what happens.
(iv) Mandrake became bankrupt.
The fundamental thing is there is no revenue model when you try to build you
software over an opensource.
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