Subject: Re: [Freesw] Re: FreeDevelopers
From: Norbert Bollow <nb@thinkcoach.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 15:23:50 +0200

TonStanco@aol.com wrote

> 1. Why you should care about FD is because it solves the
>    systemic problem of paying for the development of free
>    software.
> 
> 2. It solves the problem by having one marketing company for
>    everyone as the shock absorber between the free software
>    developer community and the market, so they are not
>    competing to death.  

Please explain how exactly this is supposed to work.  Will the
free software be available very inexpensively by downloading
from the internet?

If yes, how will you get the users to pay any significant money
for it? (Will it be bundled with consulting services?)

If no, how can you possibly prevent it?

God bless you,
Norbert

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