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Article:
  Software Strategies for Emerging Developers
Subject:   Great article
Date:   2003-01-29 22:37:37
From:   ruffnex
Response to: Great article

Jared,


Thanks - it's also worth taking a look at a MacSlash discussion on shareware:


http://www.macslash.org/AskMacSlash/03/01/28/1855232.shtml


Many of the comments argue why open source is better than proprietary commercial software, or vice versa. Some even declare that shareware is synonomous with low quality and has no viable future.


My feeling is that the different models are not mutually exclusive. There are many developers out there who are trying to balance ideology and commerce, and will come to the conclusion, like you have, that there are situations where open source can be a solid foundation for a software business.


Good luck with your software,


Simon Liu