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Paraphrasing, but this is what I just heard in a meeting, from the same person:

"We can't use open source because it's too much work."

"We cobbled together a bunch of proprietary services to create a complete workflow, but those tools weren't working, so we're switching to a monolithic proprietary service that doesn't provide the same functions, and we'll cobble other proprietary services on top of it to round it out."

@klaatu That's some serious energy flowing in those two statements.

@klaatu@mastodon.xyz So, what I'm hearing is that it is in the company's financial interest to either fire this person or remove them from decision making positions.

@klaatu but does your proposed open source solution have the essential "blame the vendor for my shortcomings" feature that the proprietary solution can offer?

@rafial I thought the old reliable "<heaving sigh> open source — you get what you pay for" clause would be enough, but you're right, I failed to include the explicit blame package. Well, maybe next time!

@klaatu Sound like stupid self-justification to me.

@klaatu who are these people, and what the heck do they mean by Free Software being too much work?

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