[windows2000] Re: RES: Re: WAAAAYYY OT: FrontPage help needed

  • From: "Ray at home" <listray@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 23:08:36 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From:  Chris Berry

> The theory behind open source is that it's a different 
> business model.  Instead of charging a hefty price for
> your code, you give it away and make  your money off of 
> installation, support, and enhancements.  If you're not 
> big into the whole support/consulting thing, then yeah, 
> it's  not a good way to go, but there is definitely 
> money to be made there.

Huh, that's interesting.  Just for the sake of advocating Lucifer, that
sounds a bit connish (if that's a word).  It's like, "Here, I'll give
you this great software for FREE, and once you're locked into it, I am
the only one who can support you, so I will charge you $500/minute for
support."  And Microsoft is the one accused of having a monopoly.

> Then since you're getting paid salary, you have even more 
> motivation to use open source software since it lowers 
> your department's operating expenses and makes it harder 
> for them to get rid of you, since most open source products 
> require you to know what you're doing.

Now I'm starting to see how I'm kinda like this already.  I always put
"if not exist rcostanzo then exit" in all my code and then I tell
everyone that if I ever quit or get fired, everything I've done will
stop working.  :P

Luckily where I work, no one knows anything already anyway, so I could
be there for life if I want.

Ray at home

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