December 6, 2002
CNET talks to Bruce Perens about Open Source
Crippling for-profit software companies isn't our goal. But this question takes a myopic view of the industry of software. Ninety-five percent of software is written for internal company use and is never sold. A horrible lot of it duplicates things written at the company down the street. That is the real software industry. That industry, the user-driven software development, is the one that can profit most from open source.
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