|FROM ||Marco Scoffier
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Re: Issues
I'll just respond to this one right now b/c it is easy.
On Thu, Apr 24, 2003 at 05:03:53PM -0400, Dave Williams wrote:
> "The problem with OSS as far as government/schools are concerned is
> that when you have a company that makes the software, hardware,
> buildings, etc., you have somebody a) at the other end of the phone
> line and b) someone to sue. If you don't think that is important,
> you're mistaken. Governments and schools do not want to be
> accountable. These people want to be able to blame someone for
> something. They don't want the responsibility. With OSS, even say Red
> Hat or SuSE, are you gonna sue them or call them when something goes
> wrong? Yes, I know you get support contracts. But it ain't the same.
How many successful lawsuits has there ever been against any
proprietary software vendor, for loss of productivity/time or data, due
to bugs or viruses ??
Accountable, blame and responcibility. These are the main issues in
this point. There is no way anyone can say a proprietary solution adds
any benefits the buyer in any of these points.
Why would you care if you have someone to blame if that someone doesn't
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