[Interest] Digia to acquire Qt from Nokia
thiago.macieira at intel.com
Tue Aug 14 18:05:28 CEST 2012
On terça-feira, 14 de agosto de 2012 11.47.37, Atlant Schmidt wrote:
> An enormous-but-non-paying user base still supports
> my argument that going FOSS decreases the commercial
> value of a software property.
Only if you think in direct and restrict terms of "cash flow generated from
sale of license".
As I showed in a previous email, this completely ignores the fact that an
increased user base increases the attractiveness by allowing consulting
companies to exist, compete and provide quality services; by creating a pool
of talented developers to hire from; by creating a user base that can answer
technical questions such as this mailing list, etc.
Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center
Intel Sweden AB - Registration Number: 556189-6027
Knarrarnäsgatan 15, 164 40 Kista, Stockholm, Sweden
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