Selling software which is of some value

At Gioorgi.com, after working with a lot with software for over twenty years,  we have envisioned a clear idea about open source. This is the second article of a series tagged “opensource”: the previous one is Open Source for the infrastructure; in such article we started to do some tiny consideration of the destiny of big closed huge framework. Things are getting bigger and bigger, and maintaining big code library is a high cost for software house

In the 2008, when I look at software I ask only a thing: to be simple. Embarrassingly simple. The success of Mac stuff (like ipods, macosx and so on) is based vastly on simple design of ready to use, not annoying stuff.

For this reason, the software is not anymore the focus. Core software should be open source: things like word process are not the future of the business. Things like FaceBook are the future of business.

What you try to sell is your GUI design experience (see things like FogBugz or WordPress), your networking idea (like Facebook), your focus on search agents (like Google, because too much information is useless by definition).

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Open Source for the Infrastructure

At Gioorgi.com, after working with a lot with software for over twenty years,  we have envisioned a clear idea about open source. This is the first article of a series tagged “opensource”: let’s start!

Richard Stallman Vision, based on GNU open source idea, is too radical from our point of view.

Stallman GNU License is based on a “copyleft” idea, which gives everyone the freedom to look at others’work, without taking credits for it. The license vision is very strict, so consulting is the natural option for an IT business based on GNU software, which is drived by Univestities, because of its basic freedom statement.
Closed and paid software is still widely used, but open source is the key for the next revolution; let’see why.

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