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From Stefan Reich <stefan.reich.maker.of....@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Fwd: A $5B Value: The Code in Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects
Date Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:28:43 GMT
And please let's not forget either that *money makes no sense whatsoever*.

Cheers

PS: It looks like JavaX will be sponsored in the 7 digits range ($, that
is).
Am 01.10.2015 11:12 schrieb "sebb" <sebbaz@gmail.com>:

> On 1 October 2015 at 08:19, David Nalley <david@gnsa.us> wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 1:02 PM, Ross Gardler
> > <Ross.Gardler@microsoft.com> wrote:
> >> This whole process is nonsense
> >
> > In general I agree - CoCoMo is the worst model for valuation (except
> > for all of the others)
> >
> >>
> >> What is important is what economic value does the code produce. If we
> look at it that way I'd say our code (and that of LF for that matter) is
> worth many, many $B more than these numbers imply. The HTTPd project, for
> example, drives over 50% of the web - what's the value of the web?
> >>
> >
> > Yes, the important measure for us as a non-profit charity, and what we
> > should be highlighting is our impact on the world. 8 Trillion in
> > commerce will traverse the web this year, and roughly 50% of that will
> > be served by httpd - so $4T through a single project alone. The impact
> > is huge, not just in the web server space, but in Big Data, NoSQL,
> > Java, etc.
>
> I'm sure the value of httpd is large, but let's not forget that it is
> only a (small) part of the equation.
> There is lots of other software that is needed in order to sell stuff.
> For example, the web pages themselves, payment systems etc.
> Not to mention the physical systems to host the servers - and to deliver
> goods.
> All are necessary in order to make the system work.
>

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