Subject: Re: How to run an FSB R&D lab (maybe)
From: Tom Lord <>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 17:46:04 -0800 (PST)

	But by itself, I just don't see how an endeavour like this can be

By itself it can't.  It needs complementary tactical business units
that can be customers or sibling divisions.

It's a way to search for solutions that aren't geared toward
particularly proprietary development processes (the problem for FSBs
with Java), that aren't encumbered by patents, and that don't require
open source reimplementation before deployment.  It's a way to enhance
the search for new markets built on the existing basis set.  All
sources of ROI.