Subject: Re: funding new projects, or initial development
From: "Jonathan S. Shapiro" <>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 15:33:59 -0400

> If the theory says the bumblebee can't fly, perhaps it's time to
> revise the theory.

John -- that theory got revised only after bumblebees flew!  You have
to offer a refutation, and you have not done so.

The fact that Cygnus got investment in after building a long track
record based on reusing third-party software is not a counterexample.
That was not an investment in new product development.