Re: Linux support denial in commercial products?

James L. McGill (
Tue, 20 Aug 1996 17:43:24 -0500 (CDT)

On Mon, 19 Aug 1996, Dominic Binks wrote:

This is my only post on this topic. I do not read *advocacy.

dominic} > How do explain that they don't support it? We WANT them to support
dominic} > Linux. We want them to sell a Linux version. We want them to recognise
dominic} > Linux as a first-class OS. We have many arguments: security updates,
dominic} > Posix compliance, multi-platform OS, thousands of Internet servers using
dominic} > it... do I need to convince you ;)

Can the Netscape Commerce SERVER (any version) be run under iBCS2?

dominic} Yes, but this is the nub. No big DB company is going to port to a
dominic} platform that it does not believe will bring it any revenue. Linux is
dominic} perceived like that. No company using DBs is likely to port to
dominic} another DB uneecessarily and that's the status quo.

We paid US$7,500 for YARD licenses because we could not get Informix or Oracle
for Linux. Yes we have Suns, SGI's, AIX's, and NT's, but our customers who want
RDBMS access have Linux boxes.

dominic} By what qualification is Linux BETTER. It is cheaper certainly. It
dominic} is pretty stable on the surface and is a good toy.

And Linux sales are not plummeting! All this thinking is so american.
We forgot our roots already.

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