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Re: OT: SCO Extortion

From: Richard Welty <rwelty(at)averillpark(dot)net>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: OT: SCO Extortion
Date: 2004-01-25 13:11:20
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On Sun, 25 Jan 2004 17:36:33 +0700 Chris Travers <chris(at)travelamericas(dot)com> wrote:

> So, Red Hat is charging per seat but it is for the services, not the
> software per se. 

and the support is really pretty expensive, the cost of filling those seats in
the call center with tolerably well trained staff is pretty significant.

so basically, what they've done is directly tied a revenue stream to
the associated expenses. it makes a lot of business sense.

we do want businesses that try to support open source to stay in
business, i should think.

Richard Welty                                         rwelty(at)averillpark(dot)net
Averill Park Networking                                         518-573-7592
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