Subject: Re: FSBs' real competitors are consortiums (was Re: ... maintainership)
From: Tom Lord <>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 18:41:39 -0800 (PST)

       That said, there are many FSBs doing many things.  Russ Nelson
       is happy and successful being the best little FSB he can be.  I
       don't think he'd ever transition from A to B.

Russ doesn't make as many press releases as larger companies, so it's
harder to keep track -- but no, I don't think small specialist
companies make *quite* the same transition, though they do have a
potential role to play, as suppliers to business "B" businesses, and
they do have benefits to gain, as lowering the barrier between public
projects and commercial distributions gives them more degrees of