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From Ian Lynch <ianrly...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: A little OOo history
Date Wed, 08 Jun 2011 14:45:01 GMT
On 8 June 2011 15:40, <robert_weir@us.ibm.com> wrote:

> "Manfred A. Reiter" <ma.reiter@gmail.com> wrote on 06/08/2011 10:17:02 AM:
>
> It would be perfectly possible, and actually quite easy for
> someone
> > > to host the files with a scalable cloud storage provider, e.g.,
> Amazon,
> > > and charge $0.99 for the download, the cost of an iPhone app.   That
> is
> > > over $30 million/year.  Heck, I might just do that myself and retire!
> > >
> >
> > I only would like to know,
> >
> > whether this posting was really for the apache communtiy mailinglist
> > or an IBM internal mailinglist to evolve a businessplan?
> >
>
>
> This was just a back of the envelope calculation, based on public
> information, intended for the list.  The 300,000 downloads/day listed on
> the OOo did not sound plausible to me initially, so I wanted to see if I
> could confirm or contradict this number independently.
>
> -Rob


I don't think it was the download figures, rather the uplift on the
financial side that was the issue ;-)

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