Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Open Source is not free

All of us know that the Open source softwares(OSS) are available free of cost to download, modify, distribute and even sell this to our customers and make money.

Many companies wants to use OSS in their product development/projects thinking that they could save money by choosing OSS. In reality, choosing the right OSS helps companies in saving money, and at the same time the wrong ones would incur cost to them.

Check this article out to know why OSS is not free !!

1 comment:

Satish said...

Yes, i agree. As is advocated by Open source/Free software proponents, think of 'free' as in 'free speech', not as in 'free beer'".

Freedom to run, study + modify, copy, improve + release a software program.