Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on September 14, 2004 05:46 AM
OK since you've actually put some thought into your response, I'll answer you.
It's hard to compete with Free but if there was a price on the open source solution - even $10, then we closed source programmers can say, hey, here's what you get for $10 and here's what you get for $100 if you buy our stuff. If it's free, you have no idea what people will go though to make it work.
Let's forget about price and let's compete on features and technical points ok?.
As for your question: Since when is it MY job to maintain YOUR business model?
You're right, nobody deserves anything. But when you remove the profit motive from any business, you know that everybody loses.
I really want to question the open source efforts, is it purely out of spite or is there something seriously lacking in the commercial software?.