Thinking that free is the only aspect of software that matters is “freetarded”
Mar. 15, 2008 09:00 PM
Time for Open Source Software Vendors to Think Beyond Free
— Of the many sins that Silicon Valley practices, none are more dangerous or prevalent than the sin of smugness. Savio Rodrigues has a good posting making the point that Microsoft is learning from and adapting to the open-source movement, while the open-source movement is so enamored with ‘free’ that they are not paying enough attention to the total cost of ownership from a customer’s perspective.