[svlug] Re: Open Source Criticism Questions
dan_howard at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 20 17:16:27 PDT 2003
> Which software, and by who? Can you provide any
> examples so people know what you're talking about?
Admittedly, I based my statement on my general reading
experience, not on specific articles. Since I have no
interest in progressing any personal opinions here, I
ask that you ignore the statement and any conclusions
derived therefrom. I unequivocally state that I am
wrong and have no evidence to back up the assertion.
> All open source programmers are relieved from all
> responsibilities, and owe absolutely nothing to
> anyone, unless you specifically hire one for
> development or support.
That seems to be the consensus.
> If a customer wants support, there are certainly
> companies that will sell you a support contract. If
> you want a feature, there are people you can hire to
> add the feature. But it's completely inappropriate
> to ask a developer to provide this as a
That seems to be the consensus as well.
> Is that really a free ride? On a value-for-price
> basis, it is impossible for open source software to
> be a bad deal. Not so for most Microsoft products,
> which can't even be returned for a refund if you use
> it for a while and decide you don't like it.
A reasonable argument, I think. I disagree but don't
think that it is worth arguing over.
Do you Yahoo!?
Yahoo! SiteBuilder - Free, easy-to-use web site design software
More information about the svlug