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Money from Open Source

I'm a big fan of Wordpress (I use its code at my own site and they host my work blog).  So although I'm very much done with flamewars, the Duncan Riley article on Matt Mullenweg's feeling about monetizing Open Source (and its thread) at TechCrunch caught my attention.

Duncan and Matt go at it in the comments.  But that's not what interests me.  It's the whole concept of ethics involved in monetizing open source.  (What ethics?  People will flock to your open source, or they won't.)

This coming from a guy (me) who's paid money to some open source projects that he uses, but not to all.
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