Subject: RE: Successful FSBs
From: "Larry M. Augustin" <lma@lmaugustin.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 10:08:34 -0700

> From: Simon Cozens [mailto:simon@netthink.co.uk]
> Adam Turoff:
> > ...
> > Rich's conclusion is that there is no such thing as an FSB.
> 
> The conclusion *I* was referring to at least is that "it may be the
> case that the majority of businesses who make money out of free
software
> don't do so in a pure-FSB manner, and the majority of those who try to
be
> pure-FSB don't turn a profit".
> 
> > If I understand your point, Simon, then "para-Open Source"
> 
> And so my point was basically "we ought to look more deeply into
whether
> or
> not that conclusion is true, because if it is, it will affect how we
> council
> new FSB startups."

Amen!

Or, the conclusion may be that "Pure FSBs work as lifestyle businesses,
but not as investor-backed businesses."

But, to paraphrase slightly, "we need to look more deeply into whether
or not that conclusion is true, because if it is, it will affect how we
council new FSB startups."

Larry

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