Subject: Re: FSB Marketing
From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <turnbull@sk.tsukuba.ac.jp>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 12:38:04 +0900 (JST)

>>>>> "rn" == Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com> writes:

    rn> I mean, there is NO QUESTION is free software is a total win
    rn> for society IF it is produced.  Nobody with a shred of common
    rn> sense will honestly argue that it makes sense to charge money
    rn> for software that people are going to write whether they get
    rn> paid or not.

s/produced/used/
s/write/get to use/
s/get paid/pay for it/

It's interesting how clearly the strong producer-oriented bias and
self-interest[1] are shown in your comment.  As written, nobody would
ever know that you care if your software is used; only that you get to
write it.

Really, as written, an important difference between you and Bill Gates
is that Bill Gates goes to enormous effort to make sure that people do
use Microsoft's products.  _Who_ benefits society more?



Footnotes: 
[1]  Self-interest is a good thing.  Bias is not so healthy; it leads
one to make mistakes in business planning.

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