Subject: Re: PGP CREATOR, NAI SPLIT OVER OPEN SOURCE DIFFERENCES
From: Brian Behlendorf <brian@collab.net>
Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 09:21:23 -0800 (PST)

On Sat, 24 Feb 2001, Russell Nelson wrote:
> Moron.  He obviously has not read http://www.ideavirus.com
> It's the freeware users that create the value that make the paying
> customers willing to pay for it.

I won't defend NAI on this at all (my personal belief is that this being
security software, the import of having the code be inspectable by all is
high - but that doesn't mean it has to be open source) but your "pay for
it" above depends on a *whole* lot of clarification of what "pay" and "it"
means.  And "value", for that matter.  Create too much value on the free
side, solve 99% of the world's problems in that niche, and you might not
find enough revenue in solving the remaining 1%.  <insert platitudes here
about expanding into other niches, but that might just be moving the
problem...>

	Brian