Subject: Re: A few thoughts.
From: Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>
Date: 17 Aug 1998 18:34:18 -0000

Brian Bartholomew writes:
 > > My issue with what you say is that I'm not convinced that open
 > > source engineering is cheaper overall.
 > 
 > In this accounting, are you counting volunteer developer hours on the
 > net at market rates, or at zero cost?

If he has any sense, he's counting them at the cost to him.  That is,
he must needs give developer discounts on any associated hardware.  He
also has to properly acknowledge the contributions of non-employee
developers.  These don't come at zero cost.

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