Issue No. 05 - Sep./Oct. (2018 vol. 38)
Shane Greenstein , Harvard Business School
This article about economists like to say that there are no free lunches that attitude apply to free software and services. It is no secret that many prominent platforms give away services, and so do many widely user open-source projects.
beverages, economics, public domain software, social networking (online), software engineering, software packages
S. Greenstein, "Free Software without a Free Lunch or Free Beer," in IEEE Micro, vol. 38, no. 5, pp. 94-96, 2018.