Subject: Re: A few here may have an opinion on this
From: Peter Wayner <>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 20:32:23 -0400

At 2:16 PM -0700 10/24/02, Chris Maeda wrote:
>Cute.  I'll bet you can't name one publicly-traded 
>consistently-profitable free software business.

Cygnus, now a division of Red Hat, has been profitable for a decade 
or more. Really. And they never took much VC money. It was all real 
work, real jobs, and real profits. None of this inflated billing 
stuff that proprietary companies like AOL dabble in.