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Re: [News] $7 Million Investment in Linux/OS Company

__/ [ 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.
>> `----
>> http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-6129760.html
> 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.

Best wishes,


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