If It Breaks Then You Get To Keep Both Pieces

Back when I was young, I worked in the mainframe arena. There was lots of free software available. The saying that went along with that free software was:

If it breaks then you get to keep both pieces.

Years later, I worked in the open systems arena as the Internet was emerging. And along with that revolution came “open source” software.

Our strategy group wouldn’t let us use “open source” software.

With the recent log4j and NPM issues, finally I understand why.

Thank you, John O.

Originally published at https://blog.benmoore.info.



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