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Is this the biggest rip-off ever built on open source?

littlekorea (1656839) writes | about 7 months ago

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littlekorea (1656839) writes "Australia's weather bureau has racked up bills of $38 million for a water data system, based on Red Hat Linux, MySQL and Java, that was originally scheduled to cost somewhere between $2 million and $5 million. The Bureau's supplier, an ASX-listed IT services provider SMS Management and Technology, did a good job of embedding itself in the bureau, with all changes having to be made by the original consultant that built it. Smells fishy?"
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Still not as bad as beta (1)

i kan reed (749298) | about 7 months ago | (#46178611)

I mean, really.

Re:Still not as bad as beta (1)

Em Adespoton (792954) | about 7 months ago | (#46179581)

Was the beta designed by a consultant? That would explain a lot.

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