February 22, 2002
Another one bites the dust
Its like shying coconuts at the fair. One of my (soon to be ex) colleagues is fed up with working with proprietary software. I'd just like to point out that he is not a programmer, nor is he an analyst, a database administrator or any sort of technical type. By training he is an engineer and by profession he is an order management expert who helps companies implement Oracle Applications. But fed up with bad service, buggy code and exorbitant license fees he started asking the question why? Or, more correctly, isn't there a better way? I pointed him in the direction of GNU Enterprise and open/free source/software has another convert. Whats great about this person is that he brings subject matter experience with him. He is not just another frustrated coder who shuffles paper during the day and does what he enjoys in his own time (like me). He is someone who can help specify the actual, real world, requirement for some software that will make a difference.
Open source isn't just for programmers, it needs authors, designers, artists and people like my colleague with solution space knowledge. Do yourself a favour and recruit someone today.
Posted by Andy Todd at February 22, 2002 03:05 PM