Charlie Stross wrote:
> > I'll grant this as a possibility, but counter than many people seem way
> > too quick to assume that open source will take over. It is now only a
> > small part of software, and an even smaller part of the other industries
> > I mentioned, many of which have been around a lot longer.
>I'm biased, because I'm an open source developer (even if only in
>a small way). However, I wouldn't call 30% of the server market small!
>Open source is also making in-roads in embedded systems. ...
Has anyone made an estimate of the fraction of ability-weighted programmer
hours that goes into open source vs. other software? How about comparable
estimates for related industries like drugs, movies, music, or airlines?
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