I've touched on this subject a couple of times before, but I just wanted
to drive the point home.
There are many commercial companies out there that are benefitting off of
the use of Open Source Software with their products, especially Linux in
Linux powers cell phones, PDA's, robots, routers, communications devices,
Pocket PC's, and a whole slew of other specialized devices.
The thing is, where these companies that use embedded Linux are
benefitting and profiting off of using Linux in their products, they
provide little or no support for users of Linux and their products.
I have personally experienced this with three seperate products I own that
are linux powered.
What is this about? Are these companies hypocrites? It's ok to reap the
all the benefits of using Linux to drive our products but they are not
willing to make a committment to the community by providing support for
Linux users with their products?
I know that there is of course the financial aspect of it, but it still
seems to be negligent and hypocritical on the part of these companies.
That's my take on it anyway.
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