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Reply-To: "Geraldo S."
From: "Geraldo S."
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Subject: Re: Open Source Consumer Products
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 10:08:50 +0100
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"Ian Montgomerie" wrote in message
> On Wed, 20 Nov 2002 10:40:32 +0100, "Geraldo S."
> >> Um, think about this for a minute. What is the model to make money on
> >> "open-source consumer products"?
> >Simply put: making money off selling the hardware in huge quantities
> >you have that inquantitizable quality called 'mindshare'. Isn't that what
> >brand like Sony has since it's basically selling the same product as
> >but at a much higher price?
> In most product lines Sony has higher than average features and
> quality. The reputation of their brand isn't some mystical
> "mindshare". They got it by having a better average quality than many
> of their competitors. They succeeded at things joe consumer cares
> about, not at things they don't (like whether the software on their TV
> is open source).
I'm counting on the fact that people will quickly see the advantageous of
Open Source consumer electronics.
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