Subject: Andrew Leonard is sounding gloomy.
From: Keith Bostic <bostic@sleepycat.com>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 09:20:07 -0400 (EDT)

http://www.salon.com/tech/col/leon/2001/05/16/eazel_gone/index.html
	Or does it? Free software may truly never go away, but will it
	stay relevant to the contemporary software marketplace? The
	collapse of Eazel, combined with the difficulties faced by many
	other companies with open-source/free software dependent
	business plans, raises some serious questions about the future
	(and past) of free software. Namely: Just what role did the
	bubble economy of the '90s play in free software's march to
	prominence? With the immediate corollary question being: Now
	that the downturn is truly sinking its teeth into the high-tech
	sector, how long, or how fast, can free software development
	continue?