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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mark Zenier)
Subject: Re: I am interested in making AutoTRAX EDA open source.
Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2003 02:45:40 GMT
Organization: Eskimo North www.eskimo.com (800) 246-6874
References: <email@example.com> <9HbR9.firstname.lastname@example.org>
NNTP-Posting-Date: 4 Jan 2003 18:30:51 GMT
In article <9HbR9.email@example.com>,
Kevin Aylward wrote:
>Mark Zenier wrote:
>> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
>> AtPCLogic wrote:
>>> Someone mentioned the debate over cost of open source products.
>>> Seems that a number of studies (not just by MS) have come to the
>>> conclusion that open source products like linux are simply MORE
>>> expensive to run than the out-of-the box software. Seems that there
>>> is a ton of effort required to get the stuff up and keep it up. The
>>> staffing costs far exceed the cost of the software. So, good luck
>>> with the open source stuff, but I'm not convinced that it is a
>>> viable business model for anyone....
>> It ever occur to you that this is Microsoft's current FUD campaign?
>Yes, but it isn't. Those of us that produce software, know that the
>chances of making any money from it by simply giving it away are pretty
>much no-existent. Most people who put forward open source, have not
>thought about the problem at all. For one example, if you are only
>selling say, a few thousand licences there is no way you are going to
>get say advertising revenue. Open source, is basically a non starter for
>he majority of companies.
What does this have to do with cost of use claims being widely spread,
as above? Yes, Kevin we know that you're a social darwinist brown
nose just quivering at the though of sucking up to the richest man
in the world. On the other hand, I went to college with enough
of those guys to be unimpressed.
The position they gained was done with illegal means. I suppose you
have a similar high opinion of the Columbian drug lords...
Mark Zenier email@example.com Washington State resident
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