[kwlug-disc] How Canonical makes money ...

Shane shane.msg at gmail.com
Sat May 15 11:25:18 EDT 2010


Don't they already offer for-fee (note: no "r") consulting to businesses either directly or from recommended affiliates which are probably owned by Canonical?
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-----Original Message-----
From: John Van Ostrand <john at netdirect.ca>
Date: Sat, 15 May 2010 11:22:30 
To: KWLUG discussion<kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] How Canonical makes money ...


----- "Andrew Kohlsmith (mailing lists account)" <aklists at mixdown.ca> wrote:
> Right now, though, I feel that all of Canoncial's wealth is in street
> cred and far, far less in actual revenue.

That's a dot-com business model. If they can get market share it should be easy to turn a profit. The hard part will be finding a way that doesn't alienate their installed base.

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