Subject: low signal
From: Chris Maeda <>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 15:48:30 -0700 (PDT)

The problem with this list is that most
of the traffic is about "How I could make 
a living writing free software if the world 
were different in the following way..."  

I propose we change the format.  Authors
should assume that they are pitching to investors;
don't tell me how you wish the world was different,
tell me how you are going to make money for your
investors in this world.

I'll bet enough people this list made money in the
past few years that you could get it funded.

--- Tim O'Reilly <> wrote:
> I will agree with Russ that the quality of the
> discussion has been going
> way down, and as a result I've recently been
> thinking of unsubscribing. 
> For a list to stay useful, it needs to stay
> focussed.  And the focus of
> this list is ostensibly the business side of open
> source.  To the extent
> that it becomes random discussion, more and more
> people will opt out.

Chris Maeda (

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