April 6, 2007

To find money in open source, look for IP owners

AlexGr writes "Posted by Martin LaMonica (CNET News.com blog)
In his blog, Martin LaMonica writes that if people want to find money in open source, they have to look for IP owners. "If you want open source to thrive, find people who create the intellectual property and talk to them," said Rod Johnson, the creator of the popular open-source Spring framework and CEO of Interface21. Johnson argued that to create innovative products, somebody needs to be paid. But even with this challenge, Johnson sees no alternative to open source. "There are risks about the open-source industry but there is no alternative," he said. "This business is the future of software.""

Link: news.com


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