[linux-elitists] What's some marketing buzzwords for what we do?

Larry M. Augustin lma@lmaugustin.com
Tue Dec 31 13:26:04 PST 2002

Interesting story!  Thanks Alan.  I hadn't seen that one.

I'm going to try and talk to Jeff Smith to learn more.  It fits with some
other work I'm doing.



Larry M. Augustin, lma@azurecap.com
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> -----Original Message-----
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> On Behalf Of Alan DuBoff
> Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 1:10 PM
> To: linux-elitists@zgp.org
> Subject: Re: [linux-elitists] What's some marketing buzzwords for what we
> do?
> On Tuesday 31 December 2002 06:59, Larry M. Augustin wrote:
> > I don't know Telstra, but I assume they have decided that it's the best
> > choice for them as a company.  Many more companies are not converting
> their
> > entire user base to Linux.
> http://theregister.co.uk/content/4/26780.html
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/27390.html
> You might say that this is an exception, that Jeff Smith is only doing it
> because he supposedly admires Scott McNealy, but there's some serious $$$s
> at
> stake there and as more companies like Telstra make the move, the word is
> going to get out that it's not as hard as ms keeps purporting it to be.
> This is happening more and more, how about Ernie Ball guitar strings:
> http://infoworld.com/articles/hn/xml/02/11/27/021127hnerniball.xml?s=IDGNS
> "Two years after moving to open-source products, Ball claims that he saves
> $80,000 to $100,000 a year on IT spending"
> Sure, they were "inspired" by the BSA, but made the switch. And it
> probably
> cost them some the first couple years, but it's paying off now.
> --
> Alan DuBoff
> Software Orchestration, Inc.
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