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Re: how to convince that debian is one the three major choices for a stable server environment?



John Hasler put forth on 2/23/2010 5:20 PM:
> Stan writes:
>> They want a big name vendor with big dollars in the bank backing that
>> support contract.
> 
> "Vendor" is the key word here.  They want "vendor" support because,
> still being stuck in the closed-source mindset, they think that only the
> "vendor" has source and can supply full support.
> 
>> Consultants aren't going to cut it on this playing field as they go
>> out of business too frequently leaving customers hanging.
> 
> A Debian consultant who goes out of business can be replaced by
> another.  A closed-source vendor who goes out of business (or simply
> decides to stop supporting your critical program) leaves you hanging.
> There are also Linux consulting firms that are not just one man.

Absolutely correct.  But that's not how CxOs think, and trying to educate
them otherwise would likely be a losing battle...

Until they start teaching these alternatives in MBA courses this CxO
thinking will not change.

-- 
Stan


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