Subject: Re: Successful FSBs
From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <stephen@xemacs.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 22:42:31 +0900

>>>>> Tim O'Reilly wrote:

    >> I don't think that FS innovation is absent.  It just isn't
    >> celebrated enough.  And it isn't followed through enough.  The
    >> follow through and commercialization often comes from non-free
    >> businesses who cherry pick the ideas and take them to the next
    >> level.  It's not the innovation that's hit or miss, but the
    >> commercialization of that innovation.

>>>>> "Rich" == Rich Bodo <rsb@ostel.com> writes:

    Rich> So true!  The innovation itself is a service, but unless it
    Rich> finds the right people, it doesn't go anywhere.

My apologies.  I'm used to the lingo standard in economics, where

"idea" == "creation" == "Work" == _invention_

and

"commercialization" == "productization" == "finding the right people"
== _innovation_.

I'll try to avoid that usage in the future.

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