Subject: Re: street performer protocol
From: "Michael A. Olson" <>
Date: Sun, 21 May 2000 11:58:02 -0700

At 07:26 PM 5/20/00 +0000, Crispin Cowan wrote:

> Now reverse the situation:  if capital for Linux startups dries up and blows
> away, who will survive?  The companies with the biggest revenue streams.

Wow, that answer took me by surprise!

The companies that survive without outside investment will be the ones that
are earning more than they spend.  The size of your revenue stream only
matters when you compare it to your expenses.