The Twisted Definition of Open Source
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| Just Because its Free Does Not Mean it Can't be Sold. One
| of the problems that I have come across within the open
| source community is that a sizable group of users seem to
| believe that open source has to be completely free to the
| end user. Folks, this is simply not true. And I think that
| rereading the licensing agreement for open source software
| titles may be just what the doctor orders to remedy the problem.
| As I wrap up this piece, I would like to point out that
| I'm not at all saying that we ought to be selling software
| in an effort to get rich. Rather, by selling open source
| software in attractive packaging, we can begin to appeal
| to the big box store fan base. To some, this may seem like
| an unneeded turn to take. But if we would like to see a
| wider adoption rate, we need to make some concessions just
| so long as we are not working against the efforts of the
| open source developers.
| First up, open source software applications. Next up,
| Linux distributions...