Subject: Re: street performer protocol
From: Shimpei Yamashita <>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 20:22:07 +0900

On Wed, May 17, 2000 at 12:28:07PM +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Looking at the history[1] of the semiconducter and biotech industries, I
> would predict that Red Hat's specialization in GPL'd code will soon
> end up in the garbage can. 
> [1]  The analogy is financial, not technological or in terms of IP
> structures.

Stephen--can you give me (us) a quick overview of the financial history
of the semiconductor and biotech industries and tell us why it's
relevant to the free software marketing model?

Shimpei Yamashita                   <>