James Governor's Monkchips how well does open source currently meet the needs of shareholders and ceo’s? By James Governor | @monkchips | April 17, 2007 Share via Twitter Share via Facebook Share via Linkedin Share via Reddit Asks Hugh. My question: ask Google or Apple. Their shareholders and CEOs seem pretty happy at the moment. Or for a smaller, end-user organisation maybe ask Nigel Fortlage at GHY International. 5 comments hugh macleod says: April 17, 2007 at 3:27 pm Well, I’m not saying Open Source is rubbish [far from it]… I’m just saying, if it’s such a good deal, how does paidware [e.g. like my brand new client, Microsoft] stay in business? Enquiring minds want to know… Reply jgovernor says: April 17, 2007 at 3:35 pm i frigging hope Microsoft stays in business Hugh, and of course it will. Its an ecosystem as you point out generates squillions of bucks and keeps a lot of my favourite people in beer and burgers. I would not make the distinction so hard and fast though between paid/unpaid. poster child for the new expensive open source is Alfresco. download free! but if you want paid support its 10k per CPU. also note how much shared source MS does. that is, the distinction is not between oss and paidware. Reply Port 25 : Gapingvoid on Software Business Strategy says: April 17, 2007 at 8:55 pm […] PM by MichaelF E-mail it! digg it! Live it! del.icio.us Newsvine Facebook I found this through James titled “How well does open source currently meet the needs of shareholders and […] Reply Niraj J says: April 17, 2007 at 10:16 pm open source is just a different model of making money and specifically a very good model for Market Capture. http://www.gandalf-lab.com/blog/2007/04/does-open-source-make-ecomonic-sense.html Understanding this is the key for an investor. You know what . I do not under the oil industry and hence I do not invest in it. Similarly shareholders who do not under the business models in open source should rely on mutual funds or invest somewhere else. Reply Gapingvoid on Software Business Strategy... - Port25 - Site Home - TechNet Blogs says: March 3, 2011 at 3:22 am […] found this through James titled “How well does open source currently meet the needs of shareholders and ceo's? ” […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.