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Submission + - The Economics Of Giving Things Away For Free

An anonymous reader writes: Lots of people think that giving stuff away for free somehow goes against "capitalism" or basic economics. However, what if that's not true? Techdirt has a detailed post going through the economics of free content and how it can be used to grow a market. When read in context, it shows why things like open source software actually are an important part of a thriving free market economy. Seems like a useful thing to read if you're in any business that relies on "intellectual property."

"The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who, in times of moral crisis, preserved their neutrality." -- Dante

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