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Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy

From: Snit
Subject: Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 21:09:58 -0700
User-agent: Microsoft-Entourage/

On 1/25/09 8:52 PM, in article
CIidnXnYA-_9ruDUnZ2dnUVZ_tPinZ2d@posted.localnet, "Robert Heller"
<> wrote:

> At 26 Jan 2009 00:32:24 GMT Rockinghorse Winner <>
> wrote:
>> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Rjack had the audacity to say that:
>>> Rjack wrote:
>>>  From the findings of fact in US v. Microsoft (1998)
>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
>>> Open-Source Applications Development
>>> Seems to me that the open source business models are an abject
>>> failure compared to proprietary models.
>>> Sincerely,
>>> Rjack :)
>> As a business model, I must concur. As a model for innovation and quality,
>> it has simply run circles around Windows.
> Right.  In many senses, *there is no business model* that really works
> well for *software*.  You either get a monopoly (eg Microsoft) selling
> a poor quality product.  Or you are stuck in some sort of high pirced
> nitch market (eg Adobe). Game software is the exception, since it is
> emphemerial.

If you are serious about making great software you design your own
hardware... or so says Steve Jobs.  :)

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