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Comment: Re:Check their work (Score 2) 394

by Sparrow_CA (#45135689) Attached to: Oracle Attacks Open Source; Says Community-Developed Code Is Inferior

I had to do this very recently with an Oracle product who's documentation was inadequate.

The fact is, it is very expensive to record every detail of highly configurable and pluggable software where the line between internal and external workings is so blurry. In this case having access to the source code can be much cheaper, as it allows the channel/community to dig out the nasty details if/when needed.

Comment: MS Should RAISE the price (Score 5, Funny) 271

by Sparrow_CA (#25484171) Attached to: Russia Mandates Free Software For Public Schools

I have an uncle who lives in Russia, where he bought a computer preloaded with XP. After some time he realized it wasn't a legit copy, and went back to the place he bought it from to inquire about getting an "upgraded" version. The manager had this to say to him: "There is exactly ONE legal copy of Windows in Russia, what makes you think that YOU should have it?"

Hence, MS should just raise the price of that one copy.

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