This is a textbook case for a business school
Posted Apr 6, 2005 17:42 UTC (Wed) by bos
In reply to: This is a textbook case for a business school
Parent article: Linus on the BK withdrawal
It was definitely a smart business move for Larry to help Linus out, no doubt about it, and he'll acknowledge as much to anyone. The rest of what you say is nonsense, though.
Larry really did bend over backwards, and for a *long* time, to accommodate people who didn't want to use the free BK due to its licensing restrictions, and who were mostly extremely rude about their demands. He did this long past the point where any reasonable person could call his motivations into question.
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