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2008-10-14

Free Software Now

Tim Bray – Free Software Now:

"When business is already hurting, up-front software license fees hurt especially hard, and I just don’t believe that Enterprise Software, as currently priced, has much future, in the near term anyhow.

[…] The drum that Jonathan has been pounding on ever since I got here about “Monetization at the point of value” is just getting louder and louder and it’s not going away.

Technology adoption has to be free. Technology deployment has to be real cheap. When you scale a system up and you’re getting business value for it, that’s when you can actually write a proposal for infrastructure and support that won’t get turfed by the nearest corporate-finance person."

Tue, 14 Oct 2008 06:31:20 +0000