John Bokma wrote:
> Justin Sane wrote:
>> My programmers have developped a powerful e-commerce application
>> similar as Amazon.com's
>> e-commerce application, working with PHP and PostgreSQL. It uses
>> artificial intelligence
>> and works very well.
>> My question is: How could I make money if it were open-source?
> Have a peek at http://www.phpbb.com/. Have a close look at their site,
> and if you use IE + Google Tool Bar think how they got that PageRank.
This gives companies that embrace Open Source power, but not necessarily
money. This power can be used to promote the company and establish
confidence among a wide range of users. If you have developed a tool that
is of general purpose, distribute it. When you develop something which is
targetted at a narrower range of users, the market will be easier to
Google started with an open, friendly and unobtrusive Web search engine.
Look where they stand today
(http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4072772.stm), having earned loyal
users over the years.
Roy S. Schestowitz