Monthly Archives: July 2016

Indirect funding and the limits of free software patronage

A few thoughts about direct and indirect funding for free software development. Proprietary software is often sold at retail, which makes for a diverse economic model. Let’s say that a million people buy a $10 yearly license for your iWidgetFactoryPro™. This year you’ll have $10,000,000 dollars, much of which can be used to fund future […] Continue reading

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