[clug] Internode dumps FOSS for MS Exchange

Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher at anu.edu.au
Wed Feb 17 21:18:13 MST 2010

Chris Smart wrote:
> iPods might be the best tool for the job, but you're locked into
> iTunes and Apple's store. Take Internode for example. Because they
> bought Apple iPhones, they had to then go out and install Microsoft
> MTA. There's something wrong with this picture.

A possible reply from Internode: we prefer iPhones, so what?
That's our decision, not yours. And we installed Microsoft
MTA because the open source community would rather lecture
us on how wrong we are than get off their arses and do
something about it.

A frequent response from open source people - let alone
freetards - when companies make this kind of decision is
that the company in question is stupid or ignorant. It's
also possible that those making the decision were well
aware of the drawbacks of choosing MS/Apple/proprietry
and decided these were outweighed by the advantages.

(See Samba for what can be done when open source is applied
to working with what people actually choose to use instead
of complaining about what they should be doing.)


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