Subject: RE: Kernel device driver (now gotten slightly OT)
To: 'Andrew Gillham' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Woyciesjes <DAW@yalepress3.unipress.yale.edu>
Date: 09/12/2000 17:18:29
You are correct, my dear sir. He could use the free option of NetBSD
also. That is a very tempting option...
But, speaking from my personal experiences in commercial IT shops,
'TheBoss' is more likely to use a software product that has an actual
support structure (i.e. on-site developer visits, phone call assistance,
etc.), even if there is a small price for the support. They tend to need
that secure feeling of 'actual visible' software support.
Overall, I think Paul should at least _consider_ the $$$ option; as
far as legalities go, at least. He always has the free NetBSD option...
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Gillham [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2000 5:00 PM
> To: David Woyciesjes
> Cc: 'Paul Mather'; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Kernel device driver
> David Woyciesjes writes:
> > Paul ---
> > Sounds like you need the services of Wasabi Systems, Inc.
> > >>> http://www.wasabisystems.com/ <<<
> > They're a new commercial-grade NetBSD service and support company... I
> > found out about it myself today...
> > I just sounded like a commercial, didn't I? Eeek...
> Linux: use free docs and help from local kernel hackers.
> NetBSD: pay $$$$ for commercial-grade support.
> Now which one is likely to be selected?