I have sometimes wondered, how do companies that rely on Open source earn? Talk of Linux, Linus Torvalds who developed this, what benefited him by giving such nice OS for free? Or other software product companies that that are on open source, how are these companies making money? And if they existing in the industry to do business, while giving out products for free, what business are they doing? I m not against open source, but business is about making money. If i start a business today and rely on open source, how am I going to have my bread and butter??

As IT people say, future is open source, does that means all the big companies needs to close down their business just cuz of open source, so where is business + making money going if companies have to close down, eg MS, Apple

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