The Future of the Independent Programmer

By Deane Barker on June 22, 2003

Random Hacks: The Missing Future: Here’s a thought-provoking essay on the future of the small software developers. The author says there are two options for the future: Microsoft or open-source. Both have problems

A 30-person company can’t compete with Microsoft. And a 30-person company will have a hard time competing with 300 open source contributors giving software away for free and making their living as in-house developers