Message from discussion Dead software (was: A draft business plan for free software LISP vendors)
From: "Fernando D. Mato Mira" <matom...@iname.com>
Subject: Re: Dead software (was: A draft business plan for free software LISP vendors)
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Tim Bradshaw wrote:
> What I should have added was that putting stuff into escrow may add a
> burden to small companies which they may not be able to afford. It's
> more than just putting dunp tapes in a safe somewhere, because it
> requires you to factor out the stuff that should be in escrow from
> that which shouldn't be, and that's all work. So a client should
> expect to pay extra for this.
I think that's fair. What is not is that a shoestring operation which
out 5K$, invested time and effort, and put their trust in a good
(by a company in good shape!) is suddenly informed that they have pulled
and _with luck_ they are offered the sources for, say, 10K$ (when even
coming up with 2K$ is a big deal).
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