Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?

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Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 7:35 am

On Tue, July 1, 2014 3:09 pm, Stéphane Letz wrote:

Or enabling people who do not have the expertise to run a native app to do
something that they would otherwise not be able to do. Let them view some
advertising and even (god forbid) pay for the service. Not everyone has
the privilege of lifetime tenure at a government funded cultural
institution or wealthy benefactors with pockets full of cash so they can
afford to spend their lives working for free on open source technology.

If some random marketer wants to spend their clients money on google ads
and happens to have their ad appear on my website I'll take the 30c. It
helps cover the cost of paying for the server and domain. Let's call it
diversification.

Anyone who is serious will quickly understand that a native app is a more
powerful solution and will look for those alternatives. If they are also
provided with information about the alternatives the web version becomes a
marketing tool for native apps.

Most of the ad spend profit comes from the ideation, design and
development process. The actual cost of the campaign is usually a smaller
amount. That gives developers, designers and project managers an income
which many of them use to self fund their own personal work with a large
number of the developers contributing to open source projects. If we take
out the marketing industry then we have to find a replacement for those
jobs. With the current state of the world it will be a while before the
marketing industry is replaced by an international space exploration
social co-operative. It could be argued that the marketing industry has
enabled a lot of people to stay employed during the past 6 years of global
financial meltdown without having to resort to participating in the
military industrial complex.

--
Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd
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Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Stéphane Letz, (Mon Jun 30, 9:13 pm)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, hermann meyer, (Wed Jul 2, 10:06 am)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Jun 30, 9:58 pm)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Charles Z Henry, (Tue Jul 1, 8:30 pm)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, David Olofson, (Mon Jun 30, 10:35 pm)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, David Robillard, (Mon Jun 30, 10:27 pm)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Jul 1, 10:37 am)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Neil C Smith, (Tue Jul 1, 11:35 am)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Stéphane Letz, (Tue Jul 1, 10:52 am)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Patrick Shirkey, (Tue Jul 1, 11:12 am)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Jul 1, 11:29 am)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Nils, (Tue Jul 1, 12:01 pm)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Patrick Shirkey, (Tue Jul 1, 11:46 am)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Etienne Rouge, (Tue Jul 1, 12:06 pm)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Patrick Shirkey, (Tue Jul 1, 12:36 pm)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Etienne Rouge, (Tue Jul 1, 12:47 pm)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, hermann meyer, (Tue Jul 1, 1:06 pm)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, hermann meyer, (Tue Jul 1, 3:56 am)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Stéphane Letz, (Tue Jul 1, 5:09 am)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Jul 1, 11:03 am)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Stéphane Letz, (Tue Jul 1, 11:17 am)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Jul 1, 12:24 pm)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Patrick Shirkey, (Tue Jul 1, 7:35 am)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, hermann meyer, (Tue Jul 1, 5:33 am)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Jul 1, 12:12 pm)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Gordon JC Pearce, (Tue Jul 1, 7:07 am)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Jul 1, 9:52 am)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Gordon JC Pearce, (Tue Jul 1, 5:05 pm)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, hermann meyer, (Wed Jul 2, 3:38 am)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Tim E. Real, (Tue Jul 1, 9:00 am)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, hermann meyer, (Tue Jul 1, 7:25 am)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Jul 1, 10:16 am)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, hermann meyer, (Wed Jul 2, 4:00 am)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, hermann meyer, (Tue Jul 1, 10:41 am)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Tim Goetze, (Wed Jul 2, 9:19 am)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, hermann meyer, (Wed Jul 2, 10:29 am)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, hermann meyer, (Tue Jul 1, 10:45 am)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Paul Davis, (Mon Jun 30, 10:20 pm)
Re: [LAD] Open Source to be or not to be?, Philipp , (Mon Jun 30, 10:12 pm)