ABC News has an often-reported story explaining how Linux companies plan to make money some day. "Linux software companies think they can master making a profit by selling
applications built from free, open-source parts. Three of the most prominent, Eazel,
Sun and Corel, have different strategies: one is going with support and services,
one is using free software to drive purchases of costly hardware, and the third
says, hey, time to pay for your application software."
February 3, 2001