Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Sep 2012 22:30 UTC
Intel You'd think this sort of stuff belonged to the past - but no. Apparently, Microsoft is afraid of Android on its Windows 8 tablets, because Intel has just announced that it will provide no support for Linux on its clover Trail processors. Supposedly, this chip is "designed for Windows 8". What?
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RE[6]: Comment by stabbyjones
by lemur2 on Mon 17th Sep 2012 11:15 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by stabbyjones"
lemur2
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How do you propose to make money out of free software?

In many European countries a software developer gets to earn at least 1000€ per month.

What is your proposal to have a company developing free software, server side, desktop, embedded, whatever platform, while being able to pay the developers and the usual monthly costs?

For the typical answer of offering the software and asking money for support and trainings, what do you do to keep your company alive, when I take your free software and charge less for support?


This is not the way it works, at all. To make money out of open source, one uses open source software to produce something, or provide a service, more cheaply than would be the case if one used closed source instead. One makes money by using the software to make or provide something else, other than software, at reduced costs.

Here is yet another example:
http://www.itnews.com.au/News/315490,study-urges-cios-to-choose-ope...

Study urges CIOs to choose open source first

"Norton cited studies from the London School of Economics which found that investments to deploy open source in-house drives longer-term savings of 20 percent over the alternatives."

" Specific to the travel industry, the report’s financier Amadeus has gradually been shifting its sizeable airline transaction processing business (bookings, reservations, flight management) from proprietary platforms to Linux (SuSE, predominantly).

It also uses the Apache web server and Tomcat application server, among other common tools.

The company’s 4500 developers use the open source Eclipse development tool, and its sales and marketing team use SugarCRM.

Amadeus has also become a contributor to the open source effort. Late last month it donated its user interface framework, ARIA, to the open source community under an Apache license.

It is hoped that travel industry customers might save money at the front-end using these free UI templates for common travel industry functions, and invariably then see the value in outsourcing the remainder (back-end processing) to Amadeus.

“We commissioned this study to highlight to our customers and shareholders our use of open systems and contribution to open systems,”"

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