Subject: Re: HBS WK: Who will win Microsoft or Linux?
From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 15:05:52 +0900

>>>>> "Robin" == Robin Miller <Robin> writes:

    Robin> Now assume the cost of the "low" product is zero, as in the
    Robin> case of I still might be willing to pay for
    Robin> StarOffice if it offered me additional features I felt were
    Robin> worth purchasing, and I

Yup.  This seems to be a common case (eg, secure enhancements of

OTOH, there are a number of cases where the commercial product is just
a relabeling of the OSS project, and there the marketers seem to be at
pains to cut the link to the OSS product.

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