How do you feel about the open software movement?Look at this case.?
Posted On April 1, 2011
Question by murenju: How do you feel about the open software movement?Look at this case.?
Linus Thorvalds has become famous and world-known as the “inventor” of LINUX – operating system that nobody owns. But Bill Gates (“inventor” of MS-DOS that later became Windows) has in stead become the richest man in the world.How do you feel about the open software movement? Would you be willing to volunteer your time to develop software or help users for free?
Answer by Angry C
Excellent thought provoking question. Bill Gates would not have become the richest man in the world if consumers didn’t want his products. As inflation and greed have increased the cost of those products beyond the financial means of many, the open software movement is gaining considerable ground as a viable alternative. Many people have already joined the volunteer pool as evidenced by the contributors to forums such as Y!A with their knowledge and expertise in various fields.
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