Subject: Re: Successful FSBs
From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 15:00:13 +0900

>>>>> "Brian" == Brian Behlendorf <> writes:

    Brian> So, anyone care to define 'FSB'?

A partial definition would be that FSB is an activity, not an
organization.  If work related to an FSB gets reported in the accounts
as an organizational unit (eg, department), that _department_ is an
FSB, whatever the whole business might be.

    Brian> It might also be interesting to index economic performance
    Brian> with the %age of developer time spent writing code that is
    Brian> given away, versus code that is kept in-house or sold only
    Brian> under a non-open-source license.

That would be a good measure of FSB-orientation.  As a sanity check,
also compute a conservative aggregation accounting unit level --- you
only get to count the hours as FSB if the whole unit qualifies.

That probably means that, ActiveState et al would be 0%,
since I bet you don't keep accounts that fine.  But for bigger
businesses that would be an important sanity check.

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