Originally Posted by archtoad6
I 2nd both sentiments, but would you work on it for real money?
Ha ha! can't say really.
I'm not qualified in anyway, apart from not wanting to use MS products.
And the only real reason that I don't want to do that, is that I have moral/ethical issues with how "they" do business. "Rose tinted spectacles"? maybe. Altruistic? possibly.
I fail to understand why more businesses don't use a linux based solution. I don't really believe that they need the "cast steel underpants" of a redhat/SuSE novell enterprise solution.
It seems to me, that most SME's could get away with a free, but "hardened", linux solution. With a small team of linux administrators "running the show". Most of the major apps i.e. word processing and email, work in very similar ways.
Of course, that might not completely negate the need to pay for software licencing - for instance, major corporate "control/management" packages. Though I understand that SAP is available as an answer that will run on linux (I understand that they "do" a linux version as well as the ubiquitous windows version).
Hence what I suspect, would be considerable savings, say over a 5 year period, would be worth the effort.
Which would have the "knock on" for making more people train up as whatever distro administrators. Plus the added bonus of making more of the major "enterprise" application developers produce linux versions of their products.
So, if nothing else, I'd "never say never"!