A couple of lessons on the hazards of proprietary software
Posted Aug 10, 2006 3:17 UTC (Thu) by dlang
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these cases also emphisise the need to be able to extract your content (even, and especially, if that content is your daily transportation :-) from the propriatary system, even if you no longer have a license to use that system.
in the case of the automated garage they need manual controls that can be operated to extract the cars, in the case of the medical records they need documented file formats that can be converted to other systems (a much easier task)
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