Subject: Need quotes for an article...
From: Robin 'Roblimo' Miller <>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 11:10:25 -0500

Here's the opening paragraph of an article I'm writing:

According to MIT's <a 
href="Technology">">Technology Review</a>, 
the world's top R&D spender isn't Microsoft. It's Ford. Pfizer is number 
two, DaimlerChrysler is number three, and Toyota is number four. IBM is 
number eight. Microsoft is number twelve. While it's unlikely that all 
the open source software development and research in the world 
represents nearly as much R&D investment as  the bottom entry on 
Technology Review's <a 
15" list</a> (Volkwagen), it probably would make their (pdf link) <a 
of 150 top research spenders</a>. But how do we meaure the value of open 
source development in financial terms? Should we even try to measure it 
this way or look for a different metric that includes social value, not 
just money?

Anyone want to answer these questions? This is for publication....

- Robin 'Roblimo' Miller