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Agreed - what is the relevance to FOSS in general?

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on May 12, 2007 09:01 AM
What exactly did this company do? I can't even tell from the descriptions here:

"its efforts to commercialize Debian..."


"reinvented itself by offering update services and modular components for building specialized GNU/Linux distributions"

Uhm, with everybody moaning about the excessive number of Linux distros, this seems like a recipe for failure on the face of it, if I even understand what that description means.

Then they were trying to compete with Canonical with a couple dozen employees? Good luck with that! Canonical has 50 or more employees, revenue of $10 million/year, and the backing of someone with deep pockets.

It's unfortunate when a FOSS company goes under, and I'm sure the lessons learned here are valuable for any small company, but I don't see anything that is particularly applicable to FOSS per se as a business model.


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