[Dclug] The Economist says recession is a boon for FOSS
macoafi at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 15:25:28 EDT 2009
On Tuesday 09 June 2009 12:40:41 pm Ted Smith wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-06-09 at 11:12 -0400, ethan at 757.org wrote:
> > A friend was telling me that the company he works for is in the process of
> > being taken over by a French company (It's currently owned by a company of
> > some other nationality).
> > The French company is *ALL ABOUT* open source!
^ this bit here, this is called "sarcasm"
> This seems to be more cost-cutting than open-sourcing -- the only
> difference between CentOS and RedHat is that RedHat charges for support
> contracts. The software is exactly the same (to my knowledge). Likewise,
> even the zero-cost VMWare is not free software.
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