Subject: Re: a model of competition between free and proprietary software
From: Simon Cozens <>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 13:17:59 +0100

On Tue, May 22, 2001 at 07:08:57PM +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> >>>>> "Seth" == Seth Gordon <> writes:
>     Seth> The number of developer-hours that F can attract is roughly
>     Seth> proportional to F's quality,
> Hardly.  I can't imagine that qmail gets anywhere near the number of
> contrib hours that Enlightenment gets.  This could be a measurement
> issue, too (what is quality?) I guess.

Indeed. This sounds rather like the FS equivalent of the Manager's Fallacy:
It costs more, so it must be better!

The problem with big-fish-little-pond situations is that you
have to put up with all these fscking minnows everywhere.
    -- Rich Lafferty