Subject: Re: Successful FSBs
From: "Tim O'Reilly" <>
Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2002 10:03:18 -0800

This seems to me to be a very important point.  Efficiency and re-use is one
of the chief benefits of F/OSS software.  This is why proprietary software
companies are increasingly adopting F/OSS practices within their development
organizations and with their customers, even if they aren't going all the
way to F/OSS.

On 10/31/02 7:43 AM, "Forrest J. Cavalier III" <>

> When I use my "half-full" glasses, I see it differently.  Much
> Proprietary Software ("PS") is very overproduced (or in other words very
> inefficiently produced) because of not-invented-here attitudes and
> policies which prevent reusing and sharing existing code.  How many
> times are wheels reinvented?

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