Open Source and You
For many programmers, the debate about Open Source software boils down to a simple question. Can a working programmer make money developing free software? The answer is yes, maybe even a lot of money, but you must be a clever go-getter to find an income-producing method that works for you.
But remember, competition among Open Source developers may be even more fierce than among commercial vendors. Perhaps that competition, which can only result in better software, will ultimately be the real benefit of Open Source. If you decide to join the Open Source movement, be ready to take advantage of offers that may come from surprising sources. Just keep an open mind and the opportunities will come.