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

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Sat May 15 14:39:02 EDT 2010


John Van Ostrand wrote, On 05/15/2010 11:22 AM:
> ----- "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.

That's what Red Hat did, though, did they not? And they've been pretty 
successful? Profitable, even? Eventually?



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