[ILUG-BOM] FOSS profit

Sagar Belure sagar.belure at gmail.com
Thu Dec 30 13:15:54 IST 2010

On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 4:21 AM, jtd <jtd at mtnl.net.in> wrote:
> On Thursday 30 December 2010 03:28:26 Sagar Belure wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 1:59 AM, jtd <jtd at mtnl.net.in> wrote:
>> > Get this clear: BEFORE you ask questions, you research and post
>> > the results of your research. Then others will reply based on
>> > your understanding or lack thereof.
>> Alright.
>> The Revolution OS documentary which was made in 2001 shows
>> difficulties Eric Raymond and other VA systems software developers
>> were facing problems while implementing the projects and to get
>> venture capital firms investments.
> Oh. Moral of the story venture capitalists are stupid.
>> Also, why was the term "Open Source" came into existence instead of
>> "Free Software", and so the BSD license.
> Cause ESR could not get VC funding. BSD came about because the BSD
> guys dont need money, they are devils - just look at their logo - and
> dont need anything more than a raging fire.
> .
>> And then, the Netscape's decision to make their source code open so
>> to complete with Microsoft's IE.
> M$ got their IE code from NCSA Mosaic a free software. Some they took
> from BSD and the rest from a trash can.
>> And, so on and forth.
>> But, the documentary and even some of links I got by googling are
>> like late 90's.
> Something is wrong with google. They cant figure out searches
> properly.
> BTW the hits you get have a readership ranking. The scheme is stupid,
> because higher beings dont ever read whatever everybody else reads.
>> I mean, if you think for now, say, "What? A browser for $$? Are you
>> nuts to buy that?"
> If you say "What? a M$ product ? you must be nuts to kill your
> computer, screw your data, and pay money. Not to mention getting
> shafted en passant by those crazy FOSS guys who dont know how to make
> money.
>> Also, for guy like me, dealing with all this Free and Open source
>> world not even more than an year now, is not at all worth to refer
>> that all.
> True. After all history never repeats for those who dont know. Better
> hibernate. 20 years from now the world will have crawled backwards
> and the 90ish answers would be like so relevant.
>> I wanted the real-time scenario, or should I say, how the market
>> look at all this FOSS development life cycles.
>> > One of the very good methods of making money is studying some
>> > topic of interest, then writing articles and holding seminars -
>> > one way of providing answers. Do you have the faintest clue how
>> > sought after are such people?.
>> I can't really imagine, people making a *real* business out of
>> this.
> Will someone lend him some imagination. I am really on the floor now.
>> > FOSS is vast ecosystem of every concievable tool imaginable and
>> > invariably many thousand before you have faced the same problem
>> > and found solutions, usually by a bit of research, many
>> > suggestions and sometimes by writing code. The nature of the net
>> > is such that all such exchanges are archived and google throws up
>> > the answers.
>> >
>> > But if you expect to sit on your derriere and get answers you are
>> > going nowhere.
>> Agreed.
>> I wish I see that line, I wake up every morning out of my bed.
> Take a print and paste it on your wall. Or set it up as a wake up
> tone.
> On second thought read all the nineties stuff - every alphabet. If
> that does not help, nothing will.
> --
> Rgds
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Wow. Awesome. Again.
See, you've got so much to say than just making *another* comment.
So, when I want to share this thread with my other peers, they just go
saying "Another LUG thread..."

And, I love FOSS. :)

Sagar Belure

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