Subject: Re: selecting open source
From: "D.V. Henkel-Wallace" <gumby3@zembu.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 11:58:37 -0800

At 15:05 31-03-00 -0500, Jean Camp wrote:
>Thus the ideal would be to have a software company do the programming and
>license the software. A cooperative agreement as well as a development
>contract.  What OS companies exist to do this? Sleepycat I would guess
>first.

Try ars digita (www.arsdigita.com).

>Would the open source nature of the final product result in increased
>development cost or decreased development cost, given the fact that the
>final product must be worthy of examination?

Unclear today.  Long term, I suspect cheaper, for the usual re-use 
reasons.  Today a lot of companies get a leg up by buying Vignette and its 
competetors' products.  The OS alternative would have to climb a learning 
curve first.