Re: Bowen opposes legislative proposal

From: Nathan Adams <nadams_at_ieee_dot_org>
Date: Tue Jan 27 2009 - 22:09:02 CST

We should be reforming the certification process, not trying to avoid it.

Nathan

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 10:22 PM, Alan Dechert <dechert@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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