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Re: collab.net support

From: Robert Anderson <RWA_at_sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2002-12-16 20:47:34 CET

--- Original Message ---
From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net>
To: "Robert Anderson" <RWA@sbcglobal.net>
CC: dev@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: collab.net support

>"Robert Anderson" <RWA@sbcglobal.net> writes:
>> So, given the choice between developing a rev. ctl. solution that
>> has most of its activation energy coming from a commercial
>> venture and one that does not, I'll tend to choose the latter for
>> basic reasons of economic self-interest.
>I truthfully don't follow your argument at all. It's not as though
>Collabnet is the only company in the world that's allowed to make a
>profit from Subversion. Anyone can do so. Go ahead and start your
>own company. :-)

I never said it was. What I said is that Collabnet intends to
profit from subversion, and I am not interested in helping
Collabnet do that (given other options that achieve my goals),
because that hurts me. I don't see what's hard to follow about
that. What I can understand is that others have different
criteria for what is helpful to them in developing subversion (as
you say, maybe someone else is hanging a business on it), and
what is detrimental to them in helping Collabnet profit (maybe
someone is independently wealthy and has no concern about
financials). That's a choice each must make according to his own
criteria and values.


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