Subject: Re: Cygnus and proprietary software
From: Brian Bartholomew <>
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 10:52:21 -0500

> You can make much better software if you're making free software.

Why?  What stops proprietary companies from listening to their
customers, treating their developers as adult professionals, and
paying some attention to quality?

> There *is* a Prisoner's Dilemma situation with R&D when you have two
> companies working on the same software.

How so?  What's the reward/punishment table?

Another member of the League for Programming Freedom (LPF)
Brian Bartholomew - - - Working Version, Cambridge, MA