Re: business models [was patent stuff]
Gilad Ben-Yossef (firstname.lastname@example.org)
28 May 2002 16:42:18 +0300
On Tue, 2002-05-28 at 14:51, Paratimer@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 5/28/2002 3:55:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> > On Tue, 2002-05-28 at 01:24, Larry McVoy wrote:
> > > If the free software community is ever going to really compete with the
> > > non-free software community, they simply have to come up with a better
> > > business model than giving it away and trying to make money on support.
> > > It's economics 101 - a free market will go to whomever can provide the
> > > needed service most cheaply. With no barrier to entry, that means as
> > .........^^^^^^^^
> > > soon as the price gets high enough, someone will resell the
> > > product for
> > ..^^^^^^^
> > > less. Which results in razor thin profits, if any at all.
> > Software is not a "product" any more then a lawyer argument in a case is
> > a "product" or an architect plan for a building is a "product".
> Actually, a lawyer's argument or an architects plan can certainly
> be work products, and if I hire a lawyer to draw up a contract for
> me or an architect to design a building for me, unless our agreements
> say otherwise, I own the contract or the building plans.
Of course you *can*, but do you (or anyone else) actually does this?
AFAIK this is not a very common business model.
Gilad Ben-Yossef <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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