Subject: Re: impolitic statements (business model clues for the clueless
From: Steve Mallett <>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 03:13:59 -0300

On Wednesday 17 October 2001 08:57, Forrest J. Cavalier III wrote:
> Tom Lord <> wrote:
> > Subject:       impolitic statements (business model clues for the
> > clueless)
> >
> > I don't understand why OSDN and RH don't get together and give us a
> > web service I'd really want to use.  I might even pay for it, if I had
> > any money.
> Providing a service you really want to use costs real money,
> but you admit you don't have any.
> So you inadvertently identified the problem: OSDN and RH are
> very good at attracting "customers" who don't spend money.

I'll bite.

To Tom:
Last quarterly report I saw on RH there was quite a bit of revenue. 
Of course they aren't a website based business so let's leave that one since 
you were concentrating on website services like SF & FM.

I'm curious what you are under the *delusion* you'd pay for if it were 
provided from such websites as SF & FM?

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