From: Martin Donlon (akawaka at domain csn.ul.ie)
Date: Wed 10 May 2000 - 11:35:27 IST
On Wed, 10 May 2000, Caolan McNamara wrote:
> Competitors C see a market for a word processor on platform Linux,
> writing wp is a lot of effort, commercial companies require a potential
> base B to buy it. It must be as featured as company As. B will buy it if
> that can be guaranteed. Unscrupulous A announces that they will port
> their wp to Linux, innocent base B says to itself "I will wait until that
> is available, then I will buy that", competitors C are stymied, they
> cannot get advance orders, everyone goes into a holding pattern waiting
> for A to announce its plans one way or the other. Clever tactic, yes?
A = ?
B = ?
C = ?
<scratches head> Its impossible!
-- Bother, said Pooh, as the war bird decloaked.
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