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Re: The GNU Philosophy: How practical is it?


From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: The GNU Philosophy: How practical is it?
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 21:53:15 -0400
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In article <address@hidden>,
 Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> wrote:

> 
> "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)

Isn't that pattern pretty normal for high-tech startups?  Lots of 
high-tech companies never even make it to the (+) years.

-- 
Barry Margolin, address@hidden
Arlington, MA
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