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Anuoip 02-22-2005 09:02 AM

Financial model of linux
I am just too curious about knowing the financial model of linux. Can people/organisations earn from linux? Where does the money come from ? Canonical Ltd is giving away free ubuntu CD's, including free are they able to do this?

trickykid 02-22-2005 09:20 AM

Redhat, Novell.. IBM... HP... and countless others make money off of Linux and other Open Source projects... it's possible, with the right marketing.

Blinker_Fluid 02-22-2005 09:34 AM

The product may be free but support usually isn't...;)

vharishankar 02-22-2005 10:01 AM

Support is free at LQ! :D

But you're right. Official support by several vendors such as RedHat, SuSE and Mandrake are not free. They work on that model of "paid" official support.

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