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    Unhappy Compression Cartoon in midia

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    "Someone accidentally buys full version of Winzip" - CEOs celebrating

    It made me think - The fate of the software development, especially small applications useful (such as compressors).

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    WinZip used to make shit loads in commercial licensing back in the 90s/early 2ks ;p to business anyways, i can't recall a single place i worked at then that didn't have it installed as default on all machines, although granted most never paid for it.

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    If you want to make money writing data compression software, then open source it and give it away. It is your skills that you are selling. (Speaking from experience).

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    Happy New Year, compression pals!

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Mahoney View Post
    It is your skills that you are selling.
    It's the uniqueness of your skills+experience that you'd prefer to sell, especially if your English is not so good. (Speaking from experience). Open-sourcing makes your skills look way less unique (or makes you work more for the same result). For example, would you seek to hire the author of QBIT or the author of BMF? Now imagine there are 10 authors of BMF, and half of them have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    Last edited by Alexander Rhatushnyak; 2nd January 2013 at 22:10.

    This newsgroup is dedicated to image compression:
    http://linkedin.com/groups/Image-Compression-3363256

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    If you open source your work, then others can improve it and make it into something unique (e.g. PAQ).

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