[ILUG-BOM] FOSS profit

Amol Hatwár amol.hatwar at exceed.co.in
Fri Dec 31 00:50:22 IST 2010


On Dec 30, 2010, at 11:58 PM, Rony wrote:

> For profit too there is a variation. Do you want to make money enough to 
> recover your development and distribution cost or all that _and_ make a 
> handsome profit over it or do you want to do the above _and_ keep 
> milking your customers for every copy of the software they install, for 
> as many years that you can pull it off.

:o)

> It is need vs greed. If a poor 
> taxiwala overcharges a few rupees during a taxi shortage, he is 
> considered a criminal who should be severely punished. If airline 
> companies form a cartel, create artificial shortage and extremely 
> overcharge their customers, they are respectable blue collared 
> businessmen who simply call it the laws of 'supply and demand'.

Bang on! In short, everything depends on whose side the law is. Morality
and law, often they don't agree.

Cheers,

Amol Hatwar


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