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Steve Naidamast23-Aug-23 6:29
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The people who pushed the Open Source narrative were complete idiots who destroyed a growing cottage industry for third-party development.

Obviously, these people never had to work to support themselves and believed that giving away software was an intelligent business model.

As a result, few of us can make any monies off our endeavors leaving most such development to the hopes of many that by delivering core programming without charges will allow for the development of paid extensions.

I imagine some have been lucky with following this model but how many?

I have already produced three commercial products with none being able to attain any monetary benefit, though all of my products are unique unto themselves, with one of them competitively priced against the 2 major vendor products.

This being said, the Open Source paradigm has allowed all of us to study different types of development paradigms while also gaining access to software we would have had to originally buy.

However, the Open Source paradigm should have been thought through better with an understanding to the consequences of destroying profit-making enterprises.

But all this has now been lost with the only option being that everyone start building their products as "shareware", which was once popular in the 1990s and early 2000s, leaving Open Source to code-snippets and concept code...
Steve Naidamast
Sr. Software Engineer
Black Falcon Software, Inc.
blackfalconsoftware@outlook.com

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