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You are misguided if You think about profit in aspect of direct sales only.
As of IBM, most significant part of its profit came from services not from hardware or software sales, IMHO.
Anyway, not only sales and services affect profit. Do You hear about advertisement, marketing or PR?
I agree with this statement mainly in full. Profit is in many ways directly contributed by sales and service that IBM have become almost bleading edge.
Microsoft products are not the reason IBM are rich they just help contribute. IBM can sell their hardware at a good price because they do so much with Open Source. Sun on the otherhand have just got into the market with open solaris.
Hardware is always going to be needed with bloat of todays software.
What could be enhanced by open source WARP.
*-Linux wine project maybe
*-FreeDos based projects maybe?
Maybe a fully GPL based licence is required but one with flexabillity. I personaly dont want to see thousands of WARPOS with mainly non existent changes to underlying code structure this wont promote growth.