Subject: OpenSource: build or buy?
From: Brian Bartholomew <>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 1998 16:23:38 -0500

Writing OpenSource programs is neat and all, but perhaps the community
should just band together and *buy* the best-of-breed Unix programs?
Ten million users times any nonzero number of dollars is a very
interesting sum.  Perhaps there is a company on this list that could
buy these programs and resell them, in exchange for a profit added to
the resale price.  After n million people buy, the programs are GPL'ed.

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