Friday, November 19, 2004

Another Small Step for Open Source

Though I'm not sure whether this was what Linus had in mind.


Blogger Jono said...

Indeed I'm not sure Linus was thinking exactly of this sort of thing but it is interesting to speculate behind the motivation for doing such a large project such as this and then giving it all away for free.

If the concept of open source wasn't around I wonder if he'd have automatically tried charging for it?...realised noone would buy it, then tried to give it away free.

If there was a mechanism where people could voluntarily choose to contribute a little 'thankyou' tot he creator very easily I'm sure he'd sign up for that. Bring on micro-tipping.

2:26 AM  

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