Subject: Re: OSDD?
From: Brian Bartholomew <>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 1998 11:31:04 -0400

> To me, all these discussions need to be grounded in your objectives

I want to:

	Personally buy libre-ish and inexpensive packages for Linux
	that have a bright future: word processor, spreadsheet,
	database GUI, vector drawing package, accounting package, tax
	prep package;

	Invent a business plan for someone else to write the above
	packages so I can buy them;

	Have the plan work to incent all sorts of other packages, so
	the software selection is as wide for Linux as for Windows;

	Have these apps eventually make it onto all distributions and
	become the standard apps;

	Retain the social warm fuzzies with other programmers promised
	by the FSF agenda;

	Use the plan myself to code sysadmin software while making at
	least market rates.

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