Subject: Re: open source definition
From: John Gilmore <gnu@toad.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 14:56:38 -0700

> OK, does *anyone* know of *any company that got *any money to build
> software they were going to give away?  Not a company selling the
> packaging/support of someone else's work, or selling hardware, who
> gave away the software they wrote along the way.  A company that wanted
> to sell a piece of software and was going to make it "free".

I'm sure you can gerrymander the definition well enough so that no
company qualifies.  Are you interested in learning how the world works,
or in proving a point you've pre-decided?

Cygnus got millions of dollars in venture capital to build
software they were going to give away.

	John