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Re^2: Building a Perl based business

by arc_of_descent (Hermit)
on Feb 02, 2006 at 20:27 UTC ( #527424=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Building a Perl based business
in thread Building a Perl based business

I like to think of this as I'm in this s**t for life. Build a service, build a product based out of a service, fine tune my services to sell my product better. And so on! (Horrible example, please excuse)


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Re^3: Building a Perl based business
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 03, 2006 at 23:42 UTC
    Probably the years of selling software as a product are gone. Actualy, few have really made money with that. Most in the last 40 years lived selling services and administrating legacy systems.

    Even Microsoft Iīm sure they are concerned about how to sell Windows as a service, not as a product (they are developing a MSOffice version to be sold as service already, OpenOffice/Google is going this way too). Oracle database is gone, Pg/MySQL is out there, thats why they are buying companies that sell more services than software, like ERP ones, Peopleware, and developing service based applications. Think of Google: does they seel anything at all?

    Source-code seeing or decompile and pirates are problem for everybody. And even if they were not, by the time you release a new version of something you have been developing for years, there are plenty os competitors in the same niche.

    Companies like Basecamp, Google, Yahoo and many other Web 2.0 enabled simply donīt care about the language - and so donīt the user. In all the companies, the software is only the way to guve the final user the real revenue - information faster and better, collaboration, etc.

    Diego de Lima
      "Source-code seeing or decompile and pirates are problem for everybody. And even if they were not, by the time you release a new version of something you have been developing for years, there are plenty os competitors in the same niche."

      Well, good thing using Perl then :) No waste of time doing all hard work. Just do you're idea, and not control every damn byte like you have to do with C/C++...

        That's true for code that does "general computing", like creating hashes or a brand new technique to query a database. But I think we're not going to see so soon companies putting strategic and high value business process rules into a product using programming languages like Perl or Java, which are (relative) easy to get the source code

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        Alceu Rodrigues de Freitas Junior
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        "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." - Sir Winston Churchill

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