Can open source sustain itself if developers don make proprietary software?
A. I think it will try. We’re going to make money selling systems that run Linux. We’ll make money doing services for the systems that run Linux. We’ll make money selling applications and software that run on top of Linux. So there are ways to make money around this environment. Q. Can an open-source software community go on forever? A. There will always be people who donate code to the community. It’s human nature to do things and say I don’t want to profit from this, I want the world to have access to it. I think that’s a wonderful thing. I am not for abolishing intellectual-property capabilities — they might need to be tweaked — but owning intellectual property is something people have a right to. Q. Speaking of cars, Cadillac introduced the (unsuccessful) Catera to go downmarket. You introduced the LX50 server. A. We’re not going downmarket, we’re going to the same customer. Cadillac was trying to go to a different customer. Over here you have app servers, over here you have databa