on 04/08/02 3:30 AM, Acer ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:

> Don't get me wrong rasmus, I don't have any problems with you.  It's just
> fishy when some guy in the UK was able to put together a php accelerator for
> free and a php encoder for $0.50 a pop while zend is charging several
> thousands.  You have to wonder how much work zend is actually putting into
> their products to justify the price.  Plus, these guys are the ones building
> php so something is not right.

Zend is a commercial company, and has a right to charge for a product.  My
guess is that the developers of the Zend engine (PHP) would also make the
best developers of any other product (like an accelerator or encoder) that
is associated with PHP.

If someone is charging so little for the product (it is Beta, so I wouldn't
use it anyway), then there is a good *chance* that it's a far less superior

Let me ask you Acer, how much money do you make a week from developing PHP
web applications with the free PHP scripting language?  The $2000 doesn't
seem like much in comparison, does it.

Justin French

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