Subject: Re: A few here may have an opinion on this
From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <>
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 13:54:29 +0900

>>>>> "Ian" == Ian Lance Taylor <> writes:

    Ian> I meant to say that it is impossible to measure the
    Ian> productivity generated by the set of all free software.

Measure Y = the TFP residual in the GDP series, measure X = the
quantity of free software, regress Y on X, productivity is the first
derivative of the regression equation.

That's a ballpark figure, no?  At the very least, you know enough to
know that would persuade people at the CEA and CBO.

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