Subject: RE: Successful FSBs
From: "Larry M. Augustin" <>
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 07:39:37 -0700

> Rich Morin:
> > If a company believes that a developer
> > is doing good work, they should offer a grant.


"Should" is the operative word here.  Maybe they should, but they won't.

If the work is "good", but not absolutely critical to their business,
why not just be a leach and take something for nothing?

A few businesses are going to see a greater good in supporting
developers in that way, but most businesses are not.  Most are just
going to take the narrow view, look at the P&L, do the ROI calculation,
and not pay.

Some (e.g. MSFT) will even take while actively working against the

Larry M. Augustin,
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