[Fsf-friends] Promoting Open Source in a big way

Ramprasad ramprasad@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Fri Nov 17 17:55:18 IST 2006

On Fri, 2006-11-17 at 16:48, Mayukh Datta Roy wrote:

>  I am a computer science student about to graduate.

   First of all you mailed to wrong list by saying open source rather
   `free software' every where in your post.

   Please read -

   * http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
   * http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/

> The open source revolution 

  The free software revolution.

> Source software in their spare time. We have still not
> addressed one question "How to make Open Source a
> profitable Industry" because money after all is a sad
> fact of life and we all need it.

  It has been addressed a long time when free software campaign was
  started. Please read http://www.gnu.org/gnu/manifesto.html

> What kind of business model will make Open Source a
> money making endeavour so that people like myself do
> not have to work for some propriety software
> manufacturing firm but give our full attention to the
> development of open source softwares. 

  Please read -

  * http://news.com.com/2009-1023-207622.html
  * http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1836385,00.asp

>  I think that will revolutionize the world by making
> open source the first choice rather than an
> afterthought. 

  That's going on.

> How can we make open source software witholding all
> the principles of the GPL and still become a
> successful and profitable venture ?

  examples -

  FSF, Inc (http://fsf,org) - though non-profitable, but earning some
                                        money -
  RedHat, Inc, Novell, etc

Ramprasad B

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