Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Open Source creates jobs!

Bill says that Open Source kills jobs. I beg to differ. Instead of giving money to someone who is already hoarding a large portion of the national wealth, a company can spend the money (which would have been spent on multiple instances of IIS, Exchange, and MS DNS servers and multiple user licenses) on an extra employee or two. The situation leans that much further over towards open source when you start talking about MS's plan to sell license subscriptions.

Bill also hinted that not using MS products reduces tax income for governments. Which do you think brings in more taxes: a one time sales tax or ongoing income tax? Better to spend that money on SA training (no matter what OS you use) or assistant SA's.

And before we have another Blue Monday incident, I'm not griping about the OS. I'm griping about the marketing practice!