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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Market Share
Date Mon, 11 Sep 1995 12:02:11 GMT
Being a newbie, it probably isn't my place to butt into this particular
conversation, but I couldn't let the stuff about market share pass by without
adding my comments:

Freeware (or whatever-apache-is-ware) may not be _directly_ about market share,
but it clearly matters; without a largish market share, you don't get the
programmers interested in maintaining and improving it, and without the
programmers, there is no product. There's a kind of Keynesian Multiplier in
effect, more market share means more programmers means more market share.



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