Long-term support and backport risk
Posted Jun 21, 2007 15:44 UTC (Thu) by drag
In reply to: Long-term support and backport risk
Parent article: Long-term support and backport risk
If you (saying Linux, realy) does not supply the features that the users _require_ then those users will go elsewere.
If there is no elsewere, they will make one or pay somebody else until they get one. In other words.. If you don't give what the customers NEED they will simply say: "Fork you, buddy".
Sure that would be expensive and difficult. But the current situation with the Linux kernel the way it is already is expensive and difficult. Expensive and difficult enough that people are starting to want to look elsewere.
Effectively (in a negative light) what your saying is: "The users are stuck with Linux. They've been suckered into using something that is costing them money. It would cost them more money to get away from it. So they have no choice but to eat it."
All you have to do is look at SCO Unix or proprietary Solaris to see how far that attitude will take you.
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