Subject: Re: I wonder if Craig Mundie reads this list
From: "Forrest J. Cavalier III" <>
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 01:00:45 -0500 (EST)

>            Tom> First, ignore all business transactions.
>            Please justify this kind of assumption, in terms that apply
>            to FSB.
> Know what it is your business is supposed to do before trying to
> decide how to perform that function as a business.  Know your craft.
> If a thing is worth doing...
> -t

If that is your answer, perhaps you have a different definition
of "supposed to do" than most.

The only thing a business is "supposed to" (and in fact _must_ do,)
is to complete business transactions.  If it does not do this,
it ceases to be called a business, (and likely it ceases to exist,
so it isn't anything.)

If you throw out that premise, you aren't discussing a business.
Maybe you are discussing personal self-fulfillment.

Perhaps you could start a different list more appropriate for
that initial assumption.  You can call it

Maybe we are all dense here, but it isn't enough to complete
the fun part of the homework assignment ("wouldn't business
B be so much better.")  You have to explain how to get there
in a way we understand (read: business transactions.)  That
is what this list is for.  

I'd imagine most people on this list have a good idea of the
color of their parachutes, that is the "Free Software" part
of the list name.  But there is a "B" there too.