Subject: Re: Thoughts on GPL
From: "Jonathan S. Shapiro" <>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 20:25:17 -0500

   Your value-add extends beyond pressing CD-ROMs.  You include a
   shrink-wrapped box, printed manual, some proprietary software, some
   support, a packaging system, and as you point out, a trusted brand.

Only the last is a competative advantage.

You forgot integration, which on a system of that magnitude is a