ELC: Trends in embedded Linux
Posted Apr 18, 2008 20:55 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
Parent article: ELC: Trends in embedded Linux
per-unit royalties were not popular with two-thirds of respondents being unwilling to pay those, but 60% were willing to pay for development and support of embedded Linux
Sounds like a dumb question to me. I'm sure it depends on the numbers. Respondents apparently imagine some particular numbers, but we don't know what they are and there's no reason to believe they're viable. I'm sure if the choice is between a 1% royalty and a $100K/yr contribution to development and support, smaller and more speculative companies would be great champions of per-unit royalties.
Only 11% said that cost was the greatest influence on their choice.
Again, I have no idea what question they were answering. How do you rank the influence of two different factors? And if you're a halfway decent business person, cost is the only factor. All those other factors are contributions to cost.
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