The most common question I am hearing from developers considering bringing Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) into their company is whether people make money doing this. They do. In yet another article where the headline writer should be flogged, CNET reports on Pandora’s box for open source. “As the demand for open-source software continues to rise, established companies must figure out how to profit while combining free technology with proprietary products.”
The article is rather good. The headline, with its reference to an innocent girl releasing pestilence across the world, is a bit over the top.