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Re: The GNU Philosophy: How practical is it?


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: The GNU Philosophy: How practical is it?
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 14:58:59 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:

> "Alfred M. Szmidt" wrote:
> [...]
>> Take a look at RedHat
>
> IPO scam money aside for a moment, let's see... 
>
> 1997: net loss    1318 (-) 
> 1998: net loss    3738 (-) 
> 1999: net loss    6388 (-) 
> 2000: net loss   43053 (-) 
> 2001: net loss   86773 (-) 
> 2002: net loss  139949 (-) 
> 2003: net loss    6734 (-) 
> 2004: net income 13732 (+) 
> 2005: net income 45426 (+) 
> 2006: net income 79685 (+) 
>                  ===== 
>
>                -149110 (loss) 

Several consecutive years of growing net income after initial
investments.  Are you sure you have a clue what an IPO is about?  One
does them _exactly_ because one is expected to _invest_ the startup
money with a long-term goal of building a sustainable business.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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