Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill writes, “The Linux development model based on selling only the service and support rather than the normal method of selling a product has seduced many tech workers. To those who subscribe to this method, selling software as a ‘product’ borders on immoral. To them, software is a means for sharing information and ideas rather than tools that make our computers easier to use. Ownership of Microsoft Office or Mac OS 9 is only a means to deprive someone of information. Making money takes a backseat to making the world a better place through Linux.” The column is at osOpinion.