Subject: Re: A few here may have an opinion on this
From: Seth Gordon <seth@genome.wi.mit.edu>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 12:40:40 -0500

Rob Walker wrote:
> 
> I understand that it wouldn't be completely accurate to determine the
> value of something solely based on its' replacement cost, but what does
> the replacement cost of Free Software look like?  I mean, would it make
> sense for Yahoo to put down the numbers for the money they don't spend
> every year on proprietary software?  Maybe not on their balance sheet,
> but maybe somewhere else?

When Kenneth Branagh (and countless others) made movies based on
Shakespeare's plays, how much money did they not spend on royalties to
Shakespeare's estate?

> 
> rob

-- 
"The market can remain irrational longer than you
 can remain solvent."  --John Maynard Keynes
// seth gordon // wi/mit ctr for genome research //
// seth@genome.wi.mit.edu // standard disclaimer //