I think you answered it already: ".. than live with the shame". Why should it be a shame and not something perfectly normal?
and close them down as symbian before handing the keys over to microsoft
Since EasyDNS couldn't handle them anymore. Oh wait, wasn't there a problem with Amazon to start with?
For an Open Source DMS that generates searchable PDF Files, try ArchivistaBox: http://sourceforge.net/projects/archivista/
Tesseract (including fracture / black-letter recognition) and the Linux port of Cuneiform (BSD licence) OCR engines are used for text recognition. The hocr2pdf module (see http://www.exactcode.de/ is used to generate the searchable PDF files.