@figuerres: how about the markets that make money. Phones give away the OS ... actually Microsoft is making money off of Android. so lets say Apple is a making a dent with iOS and their hardware for tablets. but apple is not open source either. so my rebuttal was to magicalclick and open source being a way to get market share. Consumers don't give a crap about open source.
what an amazing way to do things, so you have a way to make some money but in doing that you are losing sales of you company brand. and the company brand is not getting well known and not growing in sales very much if at all.
what happens when the other folks find ways to not need to pay that 5 to 15 bucks ? when they no longer use the MS patents ?
and I am sure that will happen, they want to make more profit.
then ms loses that revenue and still has a product that is in dead last place.
why be in the market unless you have a plan to gain market share ?