Selling Opensource

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1. Selling OpenSourceAuthor: Ovidiu A story about going where others have gone before and failed 2. What you dream of The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves, and the rest of humanity.With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged. 3. Becoming a zealot Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated. 4. How the market works Once you have their money ... nevergive it back. Never pay more for an acquisition than youhave to. Never allow family to stand in the way ofopportunity. A man is only worth the sum of his possessions. Keep your ears open.Small print leads to large risk. Opportunity plus instinct equals profit.Greed is eternal. Anything worth doing is worth doing for money.A deal is a deal ... until a better one comes along.A contract is a contract is a contract (but only between Ferengi).A Ferengi without profit is no Ferengi at all.Satisfaction is not guaranteed.Never place friendship above profit.A wise man can hear profit in the wind.Nothing is more important than your health--except for your money.There's nothing more dangerous than an honest businessman. 5. What customers prefer to buyCompleteDo it yourself 6. You may be selling OpenSource often, but OpenSource alone rarely sells for you. 7. Star Trek is only science-fiction for now You need to survive, you need to afford eLiberatica tickets. You needmoney. Thus: Your duty as a technical consultant is towards your customer. Thus: Sell OpenSource solutions to your customers because its the best toolfor their job, not for your beliefs or for its morality. Thus: Live OpenSource, develop OpenSource, preach OpenSource butdeliver solutions. This is how Unique Solutions was born. This is how it survived. This is how itsells. This is why other invested in it. Visit us on