jgluckca at home.com
Fri Aug 17 02:11:23 EDT 2001
I think many managers are aware that Linux is free. The problem is the
perception that if it ain't expensive it can't be any good on the one hand.
On the other hand there is a necessity for being able to hold some entity
responsible for quality. Also, the "Where do you go for support" issue crops
Spending money doesn't look good on paper. Only profits look good on paper.
Most managers would gladly cut costs. With Linux the perception that you
can't get somebody to come down and fix your problem is a big stubling block.
Managers have to be able to tell their managers that they have called
somebody and are working on the resolution to a problem. "We're getting
someone to come and and work with us" is good argument.
> Techies may be in the know, but managers are not (necessarily). I've
> heard stories of managers "needing" to pay for the software. Besides...it
> looks better on paper for the company.
> > -Ross
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