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Re: Compromised Linux box stories (Re: [SLUG] upgrading complicated installs)
- To: david.lyon@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: Compromised Linux box stories (Re: [SLUG] upgrading complicated installs)
- From: Dean Hamstead <dean@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2008 10:47:45 +1000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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At the end of the day... software is judged by whether it works for the
customer or not. Not whether it has a long list of accreditations.
Thats nonsense. Management will continue to buy software and force it
upon their engineers and techs based on the all important
- market hype
- sales pitches
- pretty colors
- friendships and strategic alliances
- flashy logos and websites
- expensive lunches
- cheapest quote
If you want to find "toomany shiesters out there peddling crap"... I
suggest you go look in the accreditation industry.... is it little more
than selling pretentious scout badges to detract from the quality of the
open source software does tend to speak for itself. it will tend to get
to a certain stage when it will self cleanse.
Seriously... how many of the worlds best open source projects are
properly "accredited" from the start ?
The difference is, open source will tend to get better. However once you
have paid for some piece of junk software - you may be stuck with it.