[asterisk-users] Rate sheet "normalization"

Danny Nicholas danny at debsinc.com
Wed Mar 28 12:41:44 CDT 2012

The “Way to make money” is to help folks use the “open source” items in the most efficient manner and to provide “extra value” along the way.  Just because you can download Asterisk for “free” doesn’t make it worthless or valuable; it’s what you can do to it (or can’t) that makes it that way.


From: asterisk-users-bounces at lists.digium.com [mailto:asterisk-users-bounces at lists.digium.com] On Behalf Of Don Kelly
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:25 PM
To: 'Asterisk Users Mailing List - Non-Commercial Discussion'
Subject: Re: [asterisk-users] Rate sheet "normalization"


Christian, your signature says you’re a “VoIP and Telephony Consultant.” That implies that your clients pay you for the value you add personally providing services to them. Open source software doesn’t download itself and configure itself appropriately all by itself—there are lots of people needing your assistance.



From: asterisk-users-bounces at lists.digium.com [mailto:asterisk-users-bounces at lists.digium.com] On Behalf Of C. Savinovich
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:13 PM
To: Asterisk Users Mailing List - Non-Commercial Discussion
Subject: Re: [asterisk-users] Rate sheet "normalization"



>>>If I can't make money off it, I might as well give it for free.


That's the problem! You can not make money off anything you write because there is an open source version for anything you might want to come up with!


Do we all have to have Mark Zuckerberg's genious to make it in this market?... what about an opportunity for the rest of us, normal developers?


Christian Savinovich

VoIP & Telephony Consultant



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [asterisk-users] Rate sheet "normalization"
From: Tzafrir Cohen <tzafrir.cohen at xorcom.com>
Date: Wed, March 28, 2012 12:57 pm
To: asterisk-users at lists.digium.com

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 07:27:03AM -0700, C. Savinovich wrote:
> I really don't think it is fair for anyone to give out such work for
> free. Unfortunately, many people are used to asking for free software
> solutions for all their problems. Whatever happened to paying for
> someone else's time and effort?

If I can't make money off it, I might as well give it for free. Limiting
access to the information has its costs as well. If the information is
publiclly available, I may actually get some good publicity and some
improvements from others. Not much. But then again it's better than the
0 money I would have gotten in the hypothetical case.

If you can make money off of it, then sure, go ahead.

Tzafrir Cohen
icq#16849755 jabber:tzafrir.cohen at xorcom.com
+972-50-7952406 mailto:tzafrir.cohen at xorcom.com
http://www.xorcom.com iax:guest at local.xorcom.com/tzafrir

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