[ILUG-BOM] [OT] Ignorance is bliss
q u a s i
Fri Nov 15 22:58:51 IST 2002
At 09:30 even 11/15/02 +0530, AH wrote:
> > You might give n number of reasons for Linux, but please
> > remember that the sys admin and IT Managers have a career
> > and their children to think of
>Glad you thought of them. You are confusing services that can be charged
>against ready-made solutions that are virtually free.
I dont think so. Companies will, I suppose, /need/ someone to take
responsibility. They may be free, will still need (support==money-spent).
>- Solaris backed by Sun's
> > service contract and replacement SLA's are essential for
> > them to save their backsides.
> >Who wants to be an adventurist
>I wouldn't call it adventurism... I would call it exploring better platforms
>for retaining competetiveness.
What Kishor says makes sense. How do you define 'better' here? How do you
think Gnu/Linux is /better/ than, say, BSD for a critical 24/7 thingy? Or
that matter even Sun or HP or Others? Who takes responsibility? How much
cost difference it will make to buy, say, SunOS+support against
GNU/Linux+support? If it gets too competitive Sun can always reduce the
prise of the OS per say. The money making is in the service anyway.
> > in such a situation? very few...
>GNU/Linux isn't backed by companies like Sun who push things down your
>throat just because they invested time and money for making something. It
>will only go to places where YOU take it to. Its an ecosystem like model,
>and evolution is the key.
yeah. So why do we need to sell the cake? Eat the cake if you want. Make
more cake for anyone else who may want a bite. Help someone make the
cake. Improve the recipe of the cake. But if you /do/ want to sell the
cake - then sell, but why insist that all the cake sellers on the street
/must/ share & disclose their recipes?
>Its just that some people like me and others on the list want to make
>GNU/Linux evolve and take it to places. There are others who don't want to
>do it, probably because, they aren't supportive of the idea. I'll be happy
>to have a world like this.
GNU/Linux will not necessarily evolve if it runs some X company's
server. "Take it to places" is a personal choice.
>What makes me uncomfortable is the third pedigree, *a majority* who sit on
>the walls that separate the camps and jump on a side whenever they feel it
It may be that for many the criteria of choice here is a variable.
>Maybe we must just chose on which side we want to be.
which is quite a complicated issue.
Free your mind would sound nice, but as is known by many it sometimes
happens that there get created areas which do not have a pointer pointing
to them - hence free() does not work.
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