The Economics of Open Source: Why the Billion Dollar Barrier is Irrelevant

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http://www.linuxfoundation.org – Stephen O'Grady of RedMonk argues that the billion dollar barrier is irrelevant: "The economics of open source are fundamentally differentiated from the closed source models that preceded it. Open source as an application development model enjoys many advantages over proprietary, in-house development; distribution and usage among them. But revenue extraction has not traditionally been a strength, for obvious reasons." (General)