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Weblog:   The Myth of Open Source Support Tactics
Subject:   no lock in?
Date:   2003-04-21 07:27:29
From:   anonymous2
for eg will RedHat provide support for Debian distribution?
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  • no lock in?
    2003-04-24 06:24:59  anonymous2 [View]

    Yes, if there was an economic advantage for them to do so. The question isn't "Is Redhat doing this now", the situation is "They can do this if they want, it's a free (market|country|source)". There's nothing stopping Redhat (or anyone else) selling support for Debian installs, and that's an advantage of open source.

    Try selling support (including fixing underlying source code bugs) for a closed product. Only the company or affiliated vendors can do that, and poorly at that (usually). Less choice == !good

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