Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on August 30, 2006 03:36 AM
The real issue is that these folks weren't backing up their systems. Don't blame the proprietary software for the fact they didn't have a backup of their system.
I think this is a typical red herring type of argument. The business model I've seen for OSS is free software, but charge for the consulting. So the business would avoid thousands of dollars in upgrades only to pay thousands of dollars to a consultant. It's ultimately a wash.
Stop making this a religion. OSS is NOT the solution to all problems.