Subject: RE: FW: Why would I pay for Ximian software?
From: Scott Capdevielle <>
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 15:28:00 -0800

According to Manuel Castells
(, in this model, people
"will collaborate on the creation of IP and compete on applications and
services." So IBM and Covalent compete delivering, servicing and
supporting preinstalled apache clusters while both may be contributing
to the Apache code base.  

An individual could make money writing custom extensions for a company
or a small niche.  


-----Original Message-----
From: Norbert Bollow [] 
Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2001 1:30 AM
Subject: Re: FW: Why would I pay for Ximian software?

Scott Capdevielle <> wrote:

> In my opinion, a more civil society would freely share their 
> intellectual property, rather than restrict and charge for it.

I would say that in a more civil society you will share freely and still
get paid.

How do we get there?

Greetings, Norbert.

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