[linux-elitists] Are we Dead Yet? (or "For every sprinkle I find, I shall kill you!)
Thu Jan 20 06:59:56 PST 2005
Greg Folkert wrote:
> 7. Many Linux Distributors have become profitable this past year,
> some even emerged out of bankruptcy
This can't be stressed enough. There are still many people who believe
there is no profitable business model for Free software; these people
need to be corrected with some fresh facts.
I also remember that many FOSS naysayers used to claim back in 2000-2001
that Linux/FOSS development would grind to a halt once the dotcom money
finally evaporate. Time to use some "I told you so" irony on them.
> 12. The NY Times has noticed FireFox.
But it costed the community some $$$.
> I am just wondering how other list members felt about 2004.
I start freelancing last fall quite successfully. I never received so
many FOSS-related job offer than in 2004. Either I am more
professionnaly credible than I used to be, or there are simply more
Linux/FOSS deployements happening. I believe it's a combination of both.
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