Subject: Re: UnixTeX business going under
From: ghost@ALADDIN.COM (L. Peter Deutsch)
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 93 08:31:34 PDT

The lesson I would draw from the UnixTeX experience is that if you're
going to run a free software business, you need to ensure two things:

	(1) You are paying an absolute minimum of fixed fees,
"overhead", ... to anyone else;

	(2) You are charging a reasonable fee for some service that
will provide income to support the free activities.

What do others think the lessons are?

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