Moving the goalposts
Posted Mar 5, 2013 19:17 UTC (Tue) by man_ls
In reply to: Moving the goalposts
Parent article: Canonical reveals plans to launch Mir display server (The H)
If you are paying your employees $500K per year then your numbers make sense. If instead you have a mobile workforce spread all around Europe, of which developers are but a small fraction, then they don't.
Let us reverse your computations: $10M allow you to pay 33 developers for 3 years if you give them $100K each, or $50K including benefits. That should give Ubuntu developers some air should Canonical stop employing them, even if there were zero income -- and in fairness we have to suppose that Ubuntu would get some money from other interested organizations and some volunteer efforts.
It always amazes me how people can use numbers in ingenious ways to prove their point when Canonical is involved.
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