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Re: [tlug] Is Linux Helping MS to make Windows better?

>>>>> "Graham" == Graham Briggs <> writes:

    Graham> strangely the idea of low purchasing cost raises suspicion
    Graham> more than anything else.

Depends on whether you are an admin first or a collector-of-salary
first.  Low purchasing cost -> the buck stops with the admin.  In many
organizations the admin is already made responsible for many things he
doesn't really have the authority to fix.  He doesn't want more.

High purchasing cost -> the buck stops with purchasing and the vendor.
Purchasing doesn't know squat and dealing with the vendor means
bringing in Legal (or in this country your jinmyaku), who know things
that are dangerously wrong.  So effectively you have diluted
responsibility to the point where nobody pays until the company goes
under, and that's what political contributions are for preventing....

So you end up with a conspiracy of irresponsibility.

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