Novell will (continue to) support KDE after all

Peter plp-ysDPMY98cNQDDBjDh4tngg at
Wed Nov 16 06:54:23 UTC 2005

>> Actually, that's what Microsoft does.  Microsoft simply buys out the
>> winners.
> 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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