AWS, MongoDB, and the Economic Realities of Open Source

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  • It wasn’t necessarily “fair” that music industry sales plummeted, and yes, companies like Apple with its iPod business made billions off of piracy. The only reality that mattered, though, was that music itself, thanks to its infinite reproducibility, was as pure a commodity as there could be.
  • Right now everyone is winning: simply following economic realities could, in the long run, mean everyone is worse off.