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Re: Fedora and the System Administrator

On Thu, Oct 09, 2003 at 08:17:08AM +1000, Paul Gear wrote:
> Stephen Smoogen wrote:
> > ...
> >>I also am not sure I understand the dumping of the RHL product line. 
> >>Again it is a poor business choice.  Spawning off Fedora makes sense. 
> >>Dropping RHL though?
> > 
> > 1)
> > ...
> > 5)
> > ...
> > So if we take the optimistic cut of $20.00 per boxed set and a
> > conservative costs of ~4 million/year.. you will need to sell at least
> > 200,000 boxed sets in a year. If you have lower price point or higher
> > costs.. then the numbers increase quite a bit. I do not know how those
> > numbers compare to Red Hat sales... 

> The argument that RH are now going to be financially viable because they
> are not developing RHL any more really isn't convincing.  There is
> something else happening here to which those of us outside are not privy
> that is controlling this decision.

Such an argument would be specious which is probably why I haven't seen
it brought forth anywhere in these forums before. I wonder what messages
you have been reading that I haven't? The argument that is incontestible
is that RH needed to concentrate on the bottom line before it was too
late. And I think you will see that RH wants to play nice with the
"freeloaders" as well as the enterprise people. Give Fedora some time.

Jack Bowling
mailto: jbinpg shaw ca

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