"rights" and "freedoms"
Karsten M. Self
kmself at ix.netcom.com
Fri Oct 15 19:39:55 UTC 1999
L. Peter Deutsch wrote:
> > God knows I don't want to get too far into this brawl, but it's at least
> > worth pointing out that this, like the statements it intends to refute, is
> > just hand-waving. It's an assertion every bit as unfounded as the ones to
> > which it is a response. I don't say it's false, just that it's a little
> > odd coming from someone who keeps demanding -- justly -- that his
> > correspondents give evidence for everything they say.
> That's fair. As a start, look at the prices charged by the various Linux
> distributors, and the sizes of their development staffs. Red Hat is the
> most expensive, and has the largest staff. (I hope someone will correct me
> if I get any facts wrong.)
How big is the Debian team?
What's RH these days? 50-100 people? How many developers?
WRT business models, you might want to look at this thread in IWE Forums
where I'm trying to draw a parallel between shrinkwrap vs. services on
the one hand, and authors vs. lawyers on the other. It's not great, but
it's a start.
I'm now playing critic to someone who's championing the idea <g>....
Karsten M. Self (kmself at ix.netcom.com)
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