Friday, 21 August 2009

Open-source software in the recession | Economist.com

This is a nice summary of what's going on in software right now, and the current temperature of open source.
In my opinion it's simply the business manifestation of an old software industry dilemma: is software a product or a service? The answer is: it depends on what you're paying for. As software products have become increasingly commoditised, so software services, with the help of the internet, have become better guarantors of cashflow than clunky product release cycles.
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