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Comment: Re:maintenance costs (Score 1) 245

by Lawrence_Bird (#47896583) Attached to: City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

Really? So Linux is support and maintenance free? It just magically installs and configures itself? Trains the users? Installs patches? Or are you expecting each user to do this on their own? And who will monitor the security of each system?

Also left out of this whole "saved" calculation is the cost of time lost due to frustration with incompatabilities between open source software and "global standards". Likewise the need to find replacements for more specialized software.

Comment: Re: What the heck? (Score 0) 354

by Lawrence_Bird (#47842837) Attached to: DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

In fact it seems quite the opposite. It is Wolfe's code which is violating the other's license. He had no right in the first place to create a derived work using the non-GPL reversed code.

I'll get marked as a troll, but isn't this just another good example of why BSD license is better for all involved?

Premature optimization is the root of all evil. -- D.E. Knuth