Subject: Re: Here's a-what I'm a-gonna do.
Date: 11 Jun 1996 11:47:37 -0000

Chris Maeda writes:

 > He is definitely adding value to the hardware.  However, because
 > he is not getting any more revenue than anyone else in the market
 > for the same piece of hardware, he is giving his labor away.  Since 
 > his competitors do not have to pay for driver development, they
 > have lower cost structures which they can use to drive price 
 > competition or to just sit back and enjoy higher margins from
 > Russ's free labor.

In a perfect free market, that would *definitely* happen.  But there
is always some friction, and I think I can use it to my benefit here.
At least, it seems better than the precedent of writing a non-GPLed
kernel module for Linux.  That would be a BAD precedent to set.

-russ <>
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