Re: Veteran developer ditches Microsoft for open source
Posted by: Anonymous
on July 24, 2008 12:01 AM
You are so very welcome to continue creating proprietary code, thats your own choice. But I'd like to point out that no big banks pay 'peanuts' for support. Trust me, they don't. I guess if you compare it to the traditional proprietary business model where they immorally rip off their vendors then yes, it is peanuts. But its what it should be. No one should have to bleed through their nose to get a good solution.
My company uses linux and opensource solutions for that very reason. We can't afford to bleed our money into a proprietary hole, we use linux and pay for the help and support we need.