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9/30/2015
04:24 PM
Larry Loeb
Larry Loeb
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Linux Foundation: Open Source Code Worth $5B

In an effort to place a more definitive financial value on open source code, the Linux Foundation has released a report that estimates the development costs of its Collaborative Projects.

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larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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10/1/2015 | 3:53:46 PM
Re: Not all about money
But OpenSource is more than just Linux. This report just considered one OS.
lorine34
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lorine34,
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10/1/2015 | 9:56:52 AM
Re: Not all about money
I share the same opinion whoopty
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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10/1/2015 | 8:58:22 AM
Re: Not all about money
One can ony hope that what has been created will be used well, or it is of no benefit.
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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10/1/2015 | 6:51:44 AM
Not all about money
As much as I agree that there is no problem with putting a financial figure on Linux development, it's the benefits to the consumer which are so much more apparent. We have much better software, much more secure platforms and more innovative services because of open source platforms. That's why they're so important. 
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