[Marketing] OSGeo benefits

Jo Walsh jo.walsh at ed.ac.uk
Thu Apr 29 06:25:22 EDT 2010

dear all, unsent mail...
On 27/04/2010 18:51, Alex Mandel wrote:
> In addition to the dual vendor idea I usually add this explanation.
> You could spend your money on 5 licenses for a big tool that might do
> what you want or you could spend the money on a developer/support to
> make the tool you need and use it on as many computers as you need.
> It's not always a pure cost savings but a shift in the allocation of
> money in a way that makes you work more efficiently and ensure 100%
> support for all issues but without the risk of having to write
> completely in house software(meaning there are plenty of people around
> the world you could hire at any moment to do the work for you).

"Invest in your people, not in your suppliers" - but that doesn't 
reflect the caveats and complexities. Not easy to do that in bullet points!

Maybe a buying vs renting a house analogy?



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