Why FreeBSD not popular on hardware vendors

prad prad at towardsfreedom.com
Fri Dec 12 12:15:26 PST 2008

On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 15:02:28 -0500
Jerry <gesbbb at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Market share increases by making your product more accessible and
> usable by a larger group of users.
you make a good point here, jerry.
what i'm wondering about though is if the 'normal' business model
should be applied to fbsd or any opensource stuff in the first place.

for instance, opensource 'employees' are volunteers whereas the other
guys are salaried or on contract. they advertize, while we advocate.
and of course they harbor trade secrets, while opensource is open
(especially the bsd license).

so perhaps the objective of being 'more accessible and usable' really
means something a bit different here.

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