Subject: selling large (dull) development on free software
From: jla@GNU.AI.MIT.EDU (Joseph Arceneaux)
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 93 18:10:29 -0500

   Date: Thu, 11 Feb 93 12:48:17 -0800
   From: gnu@CYGNUS.COM

   One thing about a free software business is that you have to run it
   like a business.  I've been a consultant for close to twenty years,
   off and on, and in a one-man consulting business you can get away with
   looser operation because much of your overhead is covered by your clients,
   and pricing is very negotiable.

   But a one-"man" retail or support operation had better know how to
   be a salesperson and marketeer as well as financier and hacker.

Gee, John, would you care to give us the benefit of your experience
one-manning it?