Subject: Re: Is free software innovative ?
From: "Jonathan S. Shapiro" <>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 15:54:29 -0500

> is it EROS or eCos (which seems to fit the description)

I meant EROS, but eCos may also be a good example. Perhaps Mike Tiemann will
comment on this.

> > I have concrete experience of this from a number of experiences with
> > several large companies. Where innovation is concerned, established
> > companies are certainly concerned about the cost of failure, but the
> > live in abject terror of the cost of success and the fact that upheaving
> > a market can cause market share distribution to rotate.
> can you document that abject terror :-) (I think I'll like better
> horror movies)

I could write down what I have personally experienced and document it, but
in doing so I would violate nondisclosure agreements, therefore I will not.