Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> __/ [ Mark Kent ] on Thursday 26 October 2006 21:10 \__
>> begin oe_protect.scr
>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>> Yet another one...
>>> Open-source firm SourceLabs bags $7 million
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>| SourceLabs said that it has secured $7 million in series B financing,
>>>| as the company seeks to capitalize on the growing acceptance of
>>>| open-source software among corporations.
>>>| SourceLabs was launched about two years ago around the idea of
>>>| offering corporate customers support for open-source software
>>>| products, particularly Linux, Apache Web server, MySQL database
>>>| and other Java development software.
>> Independent support organisations are going to make a lot of money over
>> the next decade or so.
> What do the naysayers argue?
> "...there's nobody to help you"
> "...people are not familiar with Linux"
> Well, that's when you know there's revenue to be made. Business is merely the
> product of addressing existing demands. That, as a matter of fact, is the
> core method for finding ideas.
> "How can I improve industry/society?"
> "What is lacked in today's market?"
> That's the major stuff to address in a brainwash session. The other pertinent
> points are merely irrelevant.
> That explains why Linux consultants are so much more 'expensive' (read:
> profitable). MSCE's/CS students/engineers come over in droves to attend *nix
> training courses, especially when the industry is overpopulated with 'box
> booters'. One needs to distinguish oneself's skills set.
Things have probably never been better for unix/linux people. The job
market is on the verge of a massive expansion.
| Mark Kent -- mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk |
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
-- Eric Hoffer