Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: Jon Udell on Linux databases...
Author: Dennis Peterson Posted: 9/13/1999; 2:01:18 PM Topic: Today's scriptingNews Outline Msg #: 10968 (In response to 10962) Prev/Next: 10967 / 10969
He also mentions the case study of Solid...they were a good, cheap database, but chose to change their business model. Now if you have a neat little website with a copy of Solid, they aren't interested in you anymore. If you've been developing Solid-specific code and were just about to buy a full license, you've got a problem. For reasons like this, there is less risk in Open Source.
I'm sure nobody has to worry about this with Dave, of course :-) Which brings up a point, that a good personal relationship with your customers can help make up for the risks of commercial software. Not many companies bother to develop that, though.
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