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In order not to pay $3000 to Microsoft?

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on April 25, 2006 06:41 PM
Assume you have developed your killer ASP.NET application that uses ASP.NET form authentification (not Active Directory) and now your customers asks for a price.

You start by saying your price and then you tell them they need Windows 2003 Server, and CALs (client access licenses).

The price for your application increased with $500 for Windows + $3000 for an external connector license.

I do not understand why open source people still create ASP.NET applications like DOTNUKE, since all these installations needs the external connector?

Or is Microsoft just ignoring that almost all ASP.NET sites around the world isn't licensed correctly? Will MS first bother when Linux isn't a threat anymore?

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