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Why I like Oracle�s $90 ODF Plugin

Apr 23, 2010, 11:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Weir)

"Although I personally think that Oracle has set the price too high, I realize that we have a market to sort these things out. If they act rationally (and I assume they will) they'll charge an amount that maximizes their return. If they are not already at a profit-maximizing price point, they will adjust. That is how prices are set in a free market. But if Oracle can really get $90 per copy, with a minimum quantity of 100, then all the power to them. I just hope that some of that money gets plowed back into their development of this and other ODF-related tools. That is how we grow stronger and more powerful ODF tools. Someone needs the impetus to make that investment. If the profit motive drives investment in ODF, then Praise be to Mammon!"

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