But isn't that what this is about?
I can't see a day when proprietary closed source will ever become extinct. That's the bottom line. Let's call a spade a spade. Sharing is not instinctive to the capitalist mentality. This is one of the many flaws of capitalism. Yet I don't think that capitalism is the root of the problem it has to do with the heart of all mankind.
So with that in mind Linux must find a way to hold true to it's open source ways, but include the software that is mainstream and closed. This will be a huge challenge since the big boys of proprietary are constantly trying to kill linux, diminish it, patent it to death. Linux is trying to co-exist with entities that would rather see it dead. Not all proprietary companies feel this way but it will be an uphill battle.
Personally I would buy a closed source piece of software for linux, especially if there is no open source project that can meet the need. I think the cost free open version and premium paid/ supported model is perhaps the best idea.
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