Fred Read wrote:
> V Yau wrote:
> > ...
> > But all the executives and VPs are not comfortable and their
> > reason is:
> > I have to base my business on something is that almost free and
> > hack together by a bunch of programmers?
> > They also said that if we use Oracle and it failed, we can
> > at least sue them :)
> They should learn to take responsibility for their own actions,
> it is this crazy, litigious, "sue! sue! sue!" attitude that is
> driving up costs, pricing people out of work, health care, and
> destroying society in general.
> But seriously, do you have professional indemnity insurance?
> If so, tell them they can sue you if MySQL goes wrong - but
> make sure they have agreed to a detailed, *workable* system
> spec beforehand!
> I strongly suspect Oracle is likely to give them MORE trouble
> and LESS support than MySQL...
> <off topic>
> Douglas Adams had the right idea, round up all the lawyers,
> middle management & telephone sanitisers and send them off
> on a wild goose chase from which they'll never return...
> </off topic>
Fewer lawyers, and more programmers! The corruption of a
society can be gauged by how many lawyers it takes to