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Comment: Lease it to them (free for the first year) (Score 1) 848

by Leadmagnet (#38521818) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Handing Over Personal Work Without Compensation?
The real money is in the maintenance. Give them the software free plus one year of free maintenance. They see if you software is valuable to them and they may get hooked. Be up front and tell them how much you'll charge for yearly maintenance after the first year, if they like the software they will almost certainly ask of modifications, where you make even more money. If they don't like it or use it then it's no real loss on your part since they were not going to pay any ways.

+ - by Tom Gjelten September 23, 2010 Listen to the->

Submitted by Leadmagnet
Leadmagnet (685892) writes "The United States and other world powers have agreed to arms control measures in recent years that limit the deployment and use of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, as well as tanks and other artillery pieces. So why is there no arms control measure that would apply to the use of cyberweapons?

It is not for lack of attention to the issue. Government and military leaders around the world have warned that the next world war is likely to be fought at least partly in cyberspace, and cyber "disarmament" discussions have been under way at the United Nations for more than a decade and more recently at the International Telecommunications Union, the leading U.N. agency for information technology issues.

The problem is that governments have widely varying ideas of what constitutes a "cyberweapon" — and what a "cyberwar" might look like.

Advanced industrial democracies are likely to see a cyberattack as an assault on the computer infrastructure that underlies power, telecommunications, transportation and financial systems."

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Comment: Re:I think it has passed already. (Score 1, Funny) 696

by Leadmagnet (#26161811) Attached to: 2009, Year of the Linux Delusion
Vista is a huge and costly flop for Microsoft, they only sold 300 million copies this year, and barely 200 million copies of Office 2007, and IE is barely 80% of the browser market at this rate they will be out of business any second now. They might as well turn off the lights and go home. However if they can hold on just long enough to release Windows 7 in 2010 then it might postpone their timely demise by a couple years at best.

Get hold of portable property. -- Charles Dickens, "Great Expectations"