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Dave J Woolley david.woolley at
Mon Feb 19 20:20:46 UTC 2001

> From:	Chloe Hoffman [SMTP:chloehoffman at]
> Predatory pricing is the act of someone with market power selling
> something 
> below the marginal cost thereof with the primary intent to drive out 
[DJW:]  The marginal cost of software is very low, which is
why this issue arises in the first place.

If you are not allowed to include design costs, such a 
definition would not be much of a problem for "free" software.

Incidentally, the subject of this thread is based on a false
premise that you cannot charge for the supply of Open
Source software.

Actually, traditionally, Open Source software has been paid for
with other Open Source software and with maintenance programming
of the application, so, traditionally, the real costs has been 
higher than the acquisition cost.  This is not true of many end
users today.

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