February 3, 2001

Free money: Linux companies plan profits

Author: JT Smith

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."


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