Subject: Re: My general advice (for what it's worth)
From: tiemann@CYGNUS.COM
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 93 19:44:57 -0800

    There's a LOT of people on this list, a lot more than the existing
    free software businesses.  I'm guessing that people want to know how
    to start a free software business.

If Cygnus were to hold a 1 day or 2 day conference on starting an FSB,
how many people would be interested in attending?  The conference
agenda would cover legal issues, financial issues, business cases,
consulting vs support vs product, etc.  Breakout sessions would
include the (obvious) opportunity to meet like-minded people and
network opportunities.

What if the price for the conference were $1200?

Please send responses to  We will summarize
(possibly with a commitment to hold such a conference) in 60 days.