Novell will (continue to) support KDE after all
plp-ysDPMY98cNQDDBjDh4tngg at public.gmane.org
Wed Nov 16 06:54:23 UTC 2005
>> Actually, that's what Microsoft does. Microsoft simply buys out the
> Lol. Isn't that the truth. :-)
Excellent winning strategy. For a supermarket chain who is into short
term profit maximization, mostly through rebranding, and nearly nothing
Of course it helps to have millions of paying beta testers and a product
complex and buggy enough to have started several industries on the side
(like antivirus/security and recovery/maintenance), all this backed by
some of the best advertising and political lobbys available. What has
this got to do with progress *or* technology ?!
> Strategy is about minimizing the "misses" in a hit-and-miss environment.
Imho strategy in a technology oriented firm is to keep the technically
necessary misses affordable (but financed) so as to maintain technical
progress and reasonable financial gains (both of these at the same
time). Imho, if it's all about minimizing the misses then they should go
for something with a really stable business plan, like groceries or
dental health care.
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