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Re: Gud lord!

From: Jonathan Walther
Subject: Re: Gud lord!
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 10:10:01 -0700
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On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 02:54:23PM +0200, David Kastrup wrote:
I'd consider some of the capitalization achieved for free software
companies (like RedHat that acquired Cygnus and thus keeps GCC going
financially) to be due to the "Open Software" hype at that time.

I can't help but wonder, wouldn't Cygnus have continued to develop GCC
and make a decent living at it, even if it hadn't been acquired by

We profit in some ways from it.  Of course, there is also backlash
when business finds itself having problems from exalted expectations.

Freedom often isn't "profitable"; what it does do is make our lives
better in myriad intangible, but important ways.



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