[nycbug-talk] "The Unity of Unix" by Paul Murphy (ZDNet)
Sat Aug 13 18:34:47 EDT 2005
On Thu, 11 Aug 2005, Marc Spitzer wrote:
> Also please keep in mind that much of the open source software out
> there is only developed because it is funded, it does not have a self
> sustaining mass of volunteers that are committed to it for its own
I would agree if you said "a number of open source projects".. or a
"significant percentage".. but "much".. seems to imply a
significantly large percentage...
What do you think would be the percentage of open source that is funded?
Alo you said that once funding goes away the project goes too..
I would have to disagree with that. No doubt that is true for many
projects.. which didn't get a critical mass. Of the projects that saw
their birth through fundind, I believe that if a large percentage of
individuals and companies came to depend on the project that it has a
good chance to survive even after funding goes away.
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