Hi Jon,<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">2007/3/9, Jon Gough <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>>:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
I know this may be contentious, but what benefit does
Schneider gain from supporting the NUT software? Does Schneider intend to
sell UPS control software? If so the NUT software may be in direct
competition. If not, they may not consider the cost worth it for a 'few'
linux machines, as they may be looking at much bigger environment, ie
'Windoze servers', or current mainstream unix data centres. Is the
Schneider market considerably different from APC, ie did APC aim at small
offices/ homes etc?</font></div></blockquote><div><br>customers happyness, along with mass linux market access maybe (data centres, desktop, ...) are the interests.<br>But this can also be done with the proprietary offering.
<br>So the whole point is here: do linux (and free software) users want free software for their hardware, or do they don't care at all ?!<br></div><br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
I am happy to send a mail to the suggestions box, but as I don't have one
of these UPSs I am not sure how much clout I will have saying they should
continue to pay for supporting rivals equipment.</font></div></blockquote><div><br>that doesn't stop you from buying in APC/MGE in the future, nor from stating your support to NUT ;)<br><br>For the recall, MGE is the one who sponsored (and now hired me) to develop mge-*, snmp-ups, newhidups (with the generic approach that allowed easy adding of other mfr support!), wmnut, website hosting, HAL support (underway), new configuration (underway), ... Losing such a thing would really be bad, while increasing this support would be the best for (at least) NUT!
<br> <br>Thanks for your support,<br></div></div>Arnaud<br clear="all">-- <br>Linux / Unix Expert - MGE UPS SYSTEMS - R&D Dpt<br>Network UPS Tools (NUT) Project Leader - <a href="http://www.networkupstools.org/">http://www.networkupstools.org/
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