Subject: Re: All these licenses and business models
From: John Cowan <>
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 21:36:38 -0500 (EST)

Karsten M. Self scripsit:

> The answer is 1, its position is 2, its 2000 revenues are exeeded by
> 107% by the top-ranked firm.  Pure-play software is largely *not* a
> viable strategy.  At median, it's an US$30m/yr company strategy (mixed
> model median is $56m/yr).

Microsoft, in other words.  I don't have figures, but Microsfot
does sell services:
Also they sell mice, which must surely be an insignificant part of
their revenue, but why would they do it if it didn't make money for them?

John Cowan     
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