Re: Where's Linux (most profitable companies list)? - Linux

This is a discussion on Re: Where's Linux (most profitable companies list)? - Linux ; "JEDIDIAH" wrote in message news:slrng1uu22.1r7.jedi@nomad.mishnet... > On 2008-05-03, raylopez99 wrote: >> Fortune has a list of the twenty most profitable public companies. >> Where's Linux? RHAT? Anything related to Linux? Oh that's right, > > Software is a tool, not ...

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    "JEDIDIAH" wrote in message
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    > On 2008-05-03, raylopez99 wrote:
    >> Fortune has a list of the twenty most profitable public companies.
    >> Where's Linux? RHAT? Anything related to Linux? Oh that's right,

    >


    > Software is a tool, not a profit center.


    Says who? Just because /you/ make up some ridiculous statement doesn't make
    it true.



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    In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Ezekiel

    wrote
    on Mon, 5 May 2008 17:30:35 -0400
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    > "JEDIDIAH" wrote in message
    > news:slrng1uu22.1r7.jedi@nomad.mishnet...
    >> On 2008-05-03, raylopez99 wrote:
    >>> Fortune has a list of the twenty most profitable public companies.
    >>> Where's Linux? RHAT? Anything related to Linux? Oh that's right,

    >>

    >
    >> Software is a tool, not a profit center.

    >
    > Says who? Just because /you/ make up some ridiculous statement doesn't make
    > it true.
    >
    >
    >
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    Ezekiel does have a point. Software is *both* a tool *and*
    a profit center -- it's a tool because the end user wants
    to do something, and a profit center to the seller, if the
    user buys software from them as opposed to looking around
    for lower-cost alternatives.

    (This is assuming one can indeed buy software, as opposed
    to merely buying a license to use. But that license
    still works to enable the software, in the latter case;
    in some cases that enablement is explicit -- one has to
    type in a code -- and in others, it is implicit.)

    --
    #191, ewill3@earthlink.net
    Useless C++ Programming Idea #23291:
    void f(item *p) { if(p != 0) delete p; }
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