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Re: [f-cpu] Re: Project short description

On Wed, 5 Sep 2001, nicO wrote:
> Personnaly i could see it when you want to create a product but a piece
> of it is to big for you or you didn't want to spend to much money for
> it. Your 'added value' aren't this part but the whole system. So you
> decide to use the GPL to be help to design this none-so-important part
> (from money back point of view). But then you use it to develop and sell
> your product. As IBM : devellop Linux to sell even more computers.

To my experience it is the other way round. Most new software
was derived from a preexisting work. IBM did take Linux because
it was already what it was - a very stable system. It is no
use, even for a big company, to develop the same thing anew,
maybe except you already have a very big customer base. IBM
lost their (PC) customer base already two times. I assume they
also will manage that a third time...


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