Reply to post: It's hardly surprising

I got 257 problems, and they're all open source: Report shines light on Wild West of software

andyp-random-number

It's hardly surprising

There has always been business sectors whereby they sell something, then wind the company up when they have earn't enough money, so that they don't have to honour warranties. Think double glazing, solar panel installers etc.

Software industry does the same only upfront, license says not our problem, only this way they don't have to wind up and restart as a different company rather than deal with historic liabilities. I personally think this is a better method.

Anything financial has a short term outlook. Once you have the money in your pocket, you spend it whether you use Open Source or Closed Source. No one likes to receive money only to have it taken back 5 years down the road because of a liability, that's what an insurance company is for.

...the sub title to this news story was good, but I can't get the song out of my head now!

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