Subject: ransom
From: Tom Lord <>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 01:38:38 -0700 (PDT)

Isn't holding code for ransom kind of obnoxious?

Why should individual developers have to stoop to such levels
just to get paid?

Also: By all external appearences, MS manages to pay for a lot of code
that is never released becaused it isn't any good.  The freedom to
*select* from an oversupply of engineering effort would seem to be a
key factor in MSFT's success.  Solving the "FSB question" would seem
to require finding a way to pay for a similar oversupply.