Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Feb 2010 22:23 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source The world is slowly and surely going crazy. I'm sure of it now. The US copyright lobby has officially gone totally and utterly nuts. Get this: they are trying to lobby the US government to equate encouraging the use of Free and open source software to undermining intellectual property rights, and to weakening the software industry. I wish I was making this stuff up.
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bnolsen
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2006-01-06

Coding isn't EVERYTHING.

In normal business you need: development, marketing, sales and support. Normal agreements generally end up allocating something between 40-50% for development + support while marketing and sales end up with the other 50-60%. As a product matures the percentage development takes goes down.

Marketing and selling a product generally requires very different skill sets and most development projects wont' go very far without taking it to this "next level".

Granted, employment isn't really the "40-50% take" although developers would be wise negotiate some type of revenue sharing with a redhat or whoever when they're hired on to support a project.

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