|In reply to Comment 59 (DaveW):|
> Seehund has the freedom to set up a completely free competing system
> if he wants and try to bet his livelyhood on it.
Seehund: Hello, Mr. Far Eastern POP Motherboard Producer. I'd like to buy 10000 units of your HeronVX motherboards.
Mr. FEPMP: Of course. Thank you for your order. You want a "Seehund" label with that?
Seehund: Hello, AmigaOS/Linux/BSD/JoeOS users, you wanna buy this mobo?
Amiga Inc: Hello Seehund. Please sign the dotted line.
- Scenario 1 -
Seehund: Ummm, no. I sell hardware, not software. And I don't want to modify part of my stock to run a certain OS and bundle that OS or provide software support. I sell the "SeehundVX" only, not the SeehundVX and the SeeAmigaVX.
Amiga Inc: Crap. One less licensee.
AmigaOS users: Crap. One less hardware and distributor option.
Linux/BSD/JoeOS users: Crap. Now Seehund has to raise his prices because he just lost the AmigaOS market.
Seehund: Crap. Oh well, I'll just keep selling to the Linux/BSD/JoeOS people then. I wonder why nobody designs new POP motherboards?
- Scenario 2 -
Seehund: OK, so I'll sign right here, right?
Seehund wanders off and reflashes the BIOS of some of his boards and starts a software support organisation and sets up a combined OS/mobo sales system.
AmigaOS users: Hey! This is no cheaper than what we can already buy?! Crap.
Linux/BSD/JoeOS people: Hey! Why should we buy your expensive boards when XYZ sell the exact same boards much cheaper? Crap.
Seehund: Well, lower volumes, differentiated markets, increased costs... Oh, crap.
> Not making money, isnt that like too right wing for software users?
Being a tiny OS maker yet trying to outperform an infamous software monopolist who at least have left the hardware market pretty much alone is a surefire way to not make money.