Open Source Movement Going Mainstream
from the open-source-is-sexy dept
It is interesting to see new companies pop up with business models around the open source concept. Now instead of just packaging and providing support for open-source software, these companies want to be the middlemen between folks who are willing to pay for software projects and programmers who are willing to contribute. They also want to host projects for free and hope someone will sponsor them. There are definitely a lot of cool aspects to this model. If it takes off, the world will see lots of free quality software, with quick release cycles and QAed by the rest of the world.