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Old 12-04-2007, 03:20 PM   #1
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LXer: Are proprietary maintenance fees worse than open-source maintenance fees?


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Gartner has gone on the warpath, smacking down proprietary vendors' practice of discounting upfront license fees in order to lock customers into lucrative, ongoing maintenance contracts. The ironic thing is that it sounds somewhat similar to how commercial open-source companies price their software, except that there is no upfront license fees.

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