Quid pro quo ignores market reality
Posted May 12, 2007 0:43 UTC (Sat) by man_ls
In reply to: Quid pro quo ignores market reality
Parent article: A think tank's view of free software
Thanks for clarifying that. I have long thought about setting up a support shop for Linux machines, as I'm sure other LWN readers have; in fact it is only by chance that I did not do it three years ago, but the possibility is always there. Knowing the conditions of "our" future customer base is always valuable, so it was not an idle question.
Maybe a federation or cooperative would be a better model for one-man operations; probably a middle-sized company would inspire more confidence into customers.
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