| ||Ask HN: Open Source, the future or not?|
7 points by kelleolsen 1671 days ago | hide | past | web | 6 comments | favorite |
|For a long time I’ve been asking myself this question. More and more startups are promoting themselves with Open Source and free to use services. Lets take an example, a new service called www.supportduck.com. This is a startup that are promoting themself with Open Source approach where you can download the code for free on Github, or you can use their web service for free. The startup above are moving into a market with a lot of great businesses already, well known businesses such as www.olark.com, www.zopim.com etc.|
So that is why I'm asking, do you guys on HN think there is a future for businesses with an Open Source strategy where it is free for everyone.
I think that in the next couple of years, we will see a lot of startups with an Open Source strategy, but if they will keep running without any income I'm not sure.
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