[pmwiki-users] Commercialism in PmWiki (was: Google Analytics)

Clemens Gruber cgruber at uni-osnabrueck.de
Fri Aug 25 12:18:58 CDT 2006

Patrick R. Michaud wrote:

>Tsk, tsk, tsk -- how quickly you dismiss what I wrote [1]!  For many
>businesses and organizations, there *is* logic to paying for a 
>separate license.  Cost is only one aspect of any particular
>solution, and people will often pay increased cost to obtain some
>other benefit.  In many organizations it's actually easier
>and less costly overall to buy a package than to try to use a
>free version, because of the way their internal tracking and auditing
>systems are set up.

In some companies it is easier to use a bought version. ;-) They want 
warrenty and somebody who is responsible for the product. Sometimes this 
is an illusion of security. A company can declare bankruptcy and so you 
have not at all (commercial) support. So a community is (sometimes) more 
stable, but perhaps not so bindingly.

So, all the best, Patrick (and PmWiki).


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