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Re: why open source software is better

From: Aaron Kulkis
Subject: Re: why open source software is better
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 20:58:40 -0500

David Masterson wrote:
> >>>>> "John" == John Hasler <> writes:
> > David Masterson writes:
> >> As well as how much you pay.  The only problem is that, in the
> >> past, the maintenance fee for free software is (more often than
> >> not) $0.
> > The suits want someone to be contractually obligated to maintain the
> > software.  They need the paperwork to cover their asses with.  That
> > will cost you money.
> Two problems with this statement:
> * Suits are not dummies -- they can learn new ways of doing things and
>   so may not require "contractual obligation" on any but a few pieces
>   of software.
> * Some pieces of software are such that no one wants to step up and be
>   "contractually obligated" for it.

Microsoft being the most notable.  They deny any responsibility for
the failure of their product.

>                                       Many pieces of software become
>   useful to a company due to "internal" add-ons that people within the
>   company make.  External entities may not want to support this.
> --
> David Masterson          (
> Rational Software        (but I don't speak for them)

Aaron R. Kulkis
Unix Systems Engineer
DNRC Minister of all I survey
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