Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on August 29, 2006 07:11 PM
its not "illegal" to use Doesn't this depend on the laws of the country or what is actually in the EULA. Are some countries not banned from using certain software?
As for your post, I don't think he is saying that proprietary software does not do the job or is not up to the job. He/They were quite happily using the proprietary product until they hit a major snag, and now they are in a position where they have to upgrade the software at great expense and they have no choice in this. It is not a problem with the product itself but the company who provide the product. The whole idea of talking about the open source route is that this kind of restriction is removed, at least in most cases.