ELC: Trends in embedded Linux
Posted Apr 20, 2008 23:16 UTC (Sun) by giraffedata
In reply to: ELC: Trends in embedded Linux
Parent article: ELC: Trends in embedded Linux
I take your point that businesses consider things other than cost, but lost reputation is a poor example, because in business, reputation is money. You spend money to protect your reputation when it would cost less than a damaged reputation would.
Also, I can believe that some respondents read "cost" as "licensing fee," though that's not the way skilled business persons use the term.
Nonetheless, the factors mentioned in the article all seem to be business factors to me. An embedded system maker would reduce them all to some common currency (not necessarily so far as to put numbers in a spreadsheet, but essentially the same), add them up, and take the configuration with the lowest sum.
So I still can't see how to rank the factors against each other. I think at a high enough licensing fee, every respondent would dump an option that has great development tools. So how can you say licensing fee is less important than development tools?
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