Re: [OVC-discuss] Bowen opposes legislative proposal

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Tue Jan 27 2009 - 21:22:33 CST

Nathan,

> Personally, I think the proposed legislation misses the
> mark at best and gives the impression that OVC/Open
> Source solutions are *incapable* of meeting certification
> at worst.
>
No. That's not it at all. Companies spend the millions getting their
software certified figuring they can recover certification costs with
license fees. There are no license fees with open source so we can't
recover costs this way.

The main obstacle to certification for open source is the cost.

Alan D.

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