Subject: Re: Linux market projections?
From: Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 22:54:05 -0400 (EDT)

Brian Bartholomew writes:
 > > A number of commercial SW companies who've elected to support Linux
 > > have published their rationales (or at least what they _want_ you to
 > > think they think).
 > 
 > Ooohhh!  Vendor certification.  What would serve as objective evidence
 > that a vendor was strongly committed to charity, poverty, good value,
 > libre, or at least non-Microsoft business practices?

The reputation behind the vendor's brand.  If there is none, or not
enough, then they need to borrow someone's reputation (e.g. Redhat's
pre-IPO funding sources).

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