On Thu, 2008-12-11 at 09:32 -0500, Jerry McAllister wrote: > On Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 08:46:49PM +1000, Da Rock wrote: > > > > > On Sun, 2008-12-07 at 08:29 -0500, Jerry wrote: > > > > <snip> > > > IMHO, before FreeBSD can make a significant market share improvement, > > > it has to improve its hardware support. NVidia, for one, has expressed > > > a desire to support FreeBSD; however, it needs the FreeBSD organization > > > to improve its basic product, especially in the 64-bit systems, which > > > are the future of computing. > > > > Ok. So what needs improvement and where to start? Not being critical, > > I'm interested in this. > > > > Personally though, I think the business model here is a failure and > > seriously flawed. And yes, I did study business at Monash (and butted > > heads constantly; IF you don't look out for the health and well being of > > a community, environment, employees, whatever- the extreme social > > responsibility- then the clients and potential clients die, ergo no > > customers therefore no money to be made. Thats looking after your > > bottomline: Duh!) and saw this continually. Marketing the same; > > The thing people seem to forget is that FreeBSD doesn't have a > business model - or that is its business model. It is simply > sharing technology without much concern about propagation or return. > It accepts contributions of various kinds, mostly in kind. > > ////jerry
And that is what makes it so good- because of this business model (or lack thereof) the people involved are doing what they love (at least I would hope so), so like with cooking the secret ingredient to a good product is always love (I hope this doesn't sound too sappy! But it is true, more care is always taken when people actually care about what they do). _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"