Is open source killing developers’ ability to cash in?

Posted by NoDough on Nov 27, 2008 7:31 AM EDT
TechRepublic; By Jack Wallen
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Today I read an article on Slashdot about a software maker concerned that open source software was causing a “race to zero” (as in the price of software). His problem was that his company produced a piece of software worth $5K one year and, because open source developers were creating the same tools and giving it away, the next year the software was worth $0. This occurrence is becoming more and more common as open source software grows. But what does it mean?

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