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Dean Roddey24-May-19 7:02
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Dean Roddey24-May-19 6:28
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UziTech24-May-19 5:11
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I think you are conflating the idea of "free" software with "open source" software.

There is a big difference between "open source" and "free". Many companies are moving toward a service contract model, which I believe is the right way to go.

Off the top of my head I can think of Canonical(Ubuntu), MongoDB, Meteor. All of these companies have FOSS (Free Open Source Software) but they sell contracts to businesses that need them to keep maintaining the software.

Additionally, software can be "open source" but not "free".

I don't think "open source" software has anything to do with consumers being the product. You could use that argument for "free" software on the other hand, like Facebook and Google (neither of which is "open source")
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