On Friday 24 March 2006 05:27 pm, Richard Schilling wrote: > Rod Roark wrote: ... > > Nobody is going to pay thousands of dollars for certification of > > free software -- not to mention that such software by its nature will > > be continually evolving and so quickly rendering any given > > certification obsolete. > > And why not? I'm not being flippant. It's a serious question. What's > wrong with doing that? What's wrong with going to the expense to show > that your open source product meets the same quality controls as the big > vendor products?
It's not MY open source product. It's not even a product. See below for more about that. And I would not say that anyone would be "wrong" for doing it. I am just saying that nobody WILL do it. > If open souce leads to a viable business model, the money will be there. The point is, open source (as in Free Software) is NOT a business model. It's a method and end result of collaboration among users. I make good money at it only because some of those users are willing to pay me to do the techie work for them. I repeat: NOBODY will pay thousands for certification of Free Software. They will use it because they already believe in it. -- Rod www.sunsetsystems.com Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/openhealth/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/