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Sorry I wasn't clear

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on August 30, 2006 08:21 AM
I undertand the difference between Open Source and Open Standards.

My first story could have been solved if the data files were based on an Open Standard format, even if the application was closed source. You are correct.

The second story is one where Open Source would have prevented the extortative actions of the vendor. Not that a reasonable resale license and true customer service wouldn't have either.

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