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From "Farr, Aaron" <Aaron.F...@am.sony.com>
Subject RE: Avant-Garde Avalon
Date Fri, 16 Jul 2004 15:22:05 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sal Mangano [mailto:smangano@ureach.com]
> Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 11:13 AM
> To: 'Avalon Developers List'
> Subject: RE: Avant-Garde Avalon
> 
> I belive in open source and support open source so please don't flame me!
> But I also belive as strongly in economic principles, capitalism and the
> power econmics has to correct mistakes made by groups that provide a
> product
> like software. Afterall, it may hurt a little to be flammed but it hurts a
> lot when your revenue stream dries up because you did not listen to your
> customers.

No flames intended.  You have a very good and valid point.

> So keep it free as in speech but charge for the beer. This is the
> direction
> I think opens source needs to be moving lest it undermine itself in the
> long
> haul.

Perhaps.  Groups like Core Developer's Network
(http://www.coredevelopers.net/) certainly seem to think so.

J. Aaron Farr
  SONY ELECTRONICS
  STP SYSTEMS
  (724) 696-7653

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