free software

Economics of Free Software

April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fate has made me the “money guy” for OpenSSL so I’m going to talk about that for a bit. As has been well reported in the news of late, the OpenSSL Software Foundation [...]

Paying for music

December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Streaming services rely on a weird conceit, but it’s not a new one. Like record labels, these companies can’t exist—they literally have no product—without [...]

Free software and newspapers

May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Folks who decry the idea of subscriber fees argue that paywalls won’t work, and that those who advocate for them, don’t understand the Internet. The opposite is true. [...]

Richard Stallman speaks

October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

A supply of tea with milk and sugar would be nice. If it is tea I really like, I like it without milk and sugar. With milk and sugar, any kind of tea is fine. I always bring [...]

Free and Open Source Licenses

November 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

Interesting discussion here. But many FOSS-based transactions are not commercial in the foregoing sense. Instead, software subject to a FOSS license may come into a product [...]

Suns tracking SGI

April 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

IBM dropped its offer to acquire Sun for $7billion. Sun has now a series of projects for which it has large costs, but no clear method of making money. What did Sun gain from [...]