Topic: Hardware manufacturers naturally support the open source
movement. It provides an easy and efficient way to have new software
developed for their platforms without cost.
However, it more or less does away with the days where a programmer
could make a decent amount of money from a good software application,
and also makes it very difficult for individual programmer to develop a
reputation or gain credit for his/her work since they are only one of
many contributors on any given project.
Thoughts? There are no right answers. Just curious what programmers
think about this issue.