Subject: Re: gdb
From: James Horton <horton@cft.net>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 09:56:53 -0500 (EST)

Thats' why the company need to let it's employees learn to read the
source code of the free software, and budget time for these
professionals to learn things, other that the support desks phone
numbers.

Read the code and learn.


James





On Wed, 17 Dec 1997, Michael Tiemann wrote:

>     No.  For large outfits, the overhead of one person becoming the expert on
>     the location, care and feeding of free software which could then be
>     replicated internally would probably be much smaller than the amount of $$
>     saved in license fees.
> 
> This is true only in a short-term analysis.  If, in the long term, the
> free software delivers real value, the organization becomes hostage to
> the single person (who may decide to cash in their options and start an
> internet company).  A company like Cygnus solutions can spread that risk
> across so many people that when an engineer has a change of heart, the
> customer is not exposed to undue risk.
> 
> Michael
> 

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