30335929 story Open Source Advocates' Attitudes Toward Profit 208 Posted by Soulskill on Monday March 12, 2012 @04:53PM from the in-the-case-of-ethics-v-greenbacks dept. jfruh writes "Marten Mickos, ex-head of MySQL, was discussing his new open source cloud initiative with the New York Times when he mentioned in passing that 'Some people in open source think it is immoral to make a profit. I don't.' This has set off some predictable hand-wringing within the movement. While some community members are ideologically opposed to profit-making, that attitude isn't held by a majority, or even a plurality."