Subject: Re: Cygnus and proprietary software
From: Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>
Date: 24 Dec 1997 16:09:18 -0000

Brian Bartholomew writes:
 > > You can make much better software if you're making free software.
 > 
 > Why?  What stops proprietary companies from listening to their
 > customers, treating their developers as adult professionals, and
 > paying some attention to quality?

The customers of free software businesses will very often contribute
source-code enhancements.  At least, packet driver customers did.
Obviously this doesn't happen with proprietary software.

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