Tom MacWright

Free services

The state of how much things are priced ($) and whether things are free (freedom):

Most services that are free are free-as-in-price because someone, somewhere, has written lots and lots of grant applications. Their costs are supported by:

Foundation, tax, and donation-supported services are great, but we shouldn’t confuse price with cost, or lack of venture-capital uncertainty with a guarantee of longevity.

August 22, 2016 @tmcw