Subject: Cost of support (article in NY Times)
From: johnston@VIEWPORT.COM (Scott E. Johnston)
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 93 14:16:35 PDT

> When somebody independently takes on the support of free
> software, it means that the free software business promoting that
> software has *failed*, not succeeded, much the same way that when
> somebody pirates proprietary software, it means that the publisher has
> failed to provide value for money.  

When somebody independently takes on the support of free software, it
means that the leading free software business promoting that software
has viable competition.  It means the free market for support services
(which is the promise of free software) is working.

Scott Johnston