[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?
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

-----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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