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Is It Wrong to Make a Profit From FOSS?

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There's just never a dull moment here in the Linux blogosphere, whether there's big news being made at the moment or not. Case in point? Just last Monday, when all the Linux world was still waking up from the weekend, a lone voice rang out with the question, "is open source anti-profit?"

A hush quickly fell over the Linux blogosphere as FOSS fans far and wide pondered the implications.

'Some Think It Is Immoral'

It was ITworld's Brian Proffitt who gave voice to the troubling question after reading a recent interview with Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos by New York Times blogger Quentin Hardy.

"Some people in open source think it is immoral to make a profit. I don't,'" Mickos said.

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