[conspire] Speculation on derivatives won't save your freedom (was: ...Flattr...)
alamozzz at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 13 12:28:47 PST 2011
> How often could you do that before losing users or kicking off a fork?
> A pure speculator might hype an insignificant or invalid bug, but a
> maintainer with time invested in learning the software would be
> unlikely to reduce the future market by pulling stunts.
I feel really fortunate that IBM needed an operating system to compete with Sun and consequently backed Linux and continues to spend millions of dollars to fund development and patent defense to protect it. Enlightened self-interest can be a wonderful thing.
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