Maddog on Patents, TCO
May 19, 2005, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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iTWeb: Patents 'Hold Us Back'
"Mass-produced software means more money leaves the country, and
costs are still prohibitively high in some areas.
"So says Linux International director Jon 'Maddog' Hall, keynote
speaker on the second day of the LinuxWorld conference in
Tectonic: Maddog Rails Against 'False' TCO Debate
"Long-time Linux advocate and a keynote speaker at the first
LinuxWorld ZA conference, Jon 'Maddog' Hall yesterday said the the
real value of open source is not captured in a
total-cost-of-ownership calculation. He referenced the ongoing
campaign by proprietary vendors to convince customers that their
solutions had a lower TCO. 'I don't care,' he boomed across the
"'When I talk about the value of software I talk about
empowerment and the quality of the solution...'"