Jonathan Schwartz's free software foundation

Date: Sat Apr 26 2014 Sun Microsystems »»»» Open Source Java »»»» OpenOffice »»»» Open Source Software

In a 'blog' by Dan Farber he paints Sun as having created our own Free Software Foundation.

Schwartz explained that free software brings the marginal cost to acquire a customer to zero and helps drive revenue....

Those who charge for new customers by putting a price on software, such as Microsoft, are under siege, Schwartz claimed. He may be right long term, but Microsoft's business for Office and other products has never been better...

"The audiences want the products for free...the only question is will they pick yours," Schwartz said. "However, if ZFS isn't interesting enough to pull the interest of the community, we and our partners can't make money. Free and popular tend to go hand in hand, but they are not mutually exclusive."