[OT]Re: Books...

BCS ao at pathlink.com
Sun May 11 13:41:35 PDT 2008

Reply to Robert,

> BCS wrote:
>> The authors would
>> publish the material for free and then make it clear that they accept
>> donations and that they will put more priority on development
>> activities
>> that help those who are supporting them financially.
> That's Oracle's model -

<G> I've heard of people's dealings with them. (They at one point tried to 
sell the state of Oregon one seat for every person in the state)


> "we'll fix bugs the bugs you want us to if you
> pay us to". That is, for an exorbitant fee, you can have the bugs that
> affect your system prioritized. 

nix the exorbitant fee and replace it with a reasonable one ...

> (That's after charging $50k a seat for
> the software 

charge nothing for the program to began with...

> and asking companies to pay a full-time Oracle consultant
> to fix the numerous problems that add in their software to keep any
> other DBA from touching it.)

give a "nice user experience"...

> What this does, is makes the company put out a buggy, hard-to-use
> piece of software (since they'll make more money if they fix fewer
> bugs). 

and somehow avoid human nature regarding that and you might actually be able 
to make it work.

As I said, it would be an experiment.

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