Friday, November 19, 2004

Another Small Step for Open Source

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

1 Comments:

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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