Linked by Linux Review on Tue 20th Mar 2012 17:07 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source It's been a while since we caught up with Stallman. But a couple months ago we took a look around at what's happening with law, politics and technology and realized that he maybe perhaps his extremism and paranoia were warranted all along. So when we were contacted by an Iranian Linux publication and asked if we would like to publish an English translation of a recent interview they had done with Stallman, I thought that it was a particularly rich opportunity.
Permalink for comment 511624
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: One big hole
by kaiwai on Fri 23rd Mar 2012 13:01 UTC in reply to "One big hole"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

You would sell services on top of the software - in an ideal world in other words you would have hardware vendors like Dell developing and supporting their own version of Linux, selling extended support contracts etc. In other words the existing model would be replaced and there would be a period of transition where not all businesses make it but in the end consumers will realise that software is more than just DVD/CDs and that they're paying for someones specialised skills in much the same way that one pays for a qualified plumber or electrician.

Reply Parent Score: 3