Subject: Re: [Freesw] Re: FreeDevelopers
From: Russell Nelson <>
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2001 22:42:37 -0400 (EDT) writes:
 > > writes:
 > >  Let's say you actually have a piece of software that you're making
 > >  available through this system, and then Red Hat downloads a copy of
 > >  it, puts *their* warranty and brand on it, and competes with you for
 > >  the same high-end customers.  How will you convince potential
 > >  customers to pay you and not Red Hat?
 > Most sophisticated business people understand that to have a viable industry 
 > longterm, the developers of free software have to be directly paid for the 
 > development itself. We give them the opportunity to paid the developers. 

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