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- We needed a rather large infrastructure (communications
software, Tweak-able DNS servers, 3rd-party compression libraries,
configuration software, process-control software, Testing software,
- Developing all this ourselves meant taking a lot of time.
- Using proprietary products means "pay a lot of money". It was already
decided to do the GUI via Microsoft-based tools, and paying for an MSDN
license gave us a small example of what it could cost (and we're not
talking about royalties yet).
- Which eventually allowed me to introduce the concept of using available
FOSS software (which shall be listed shortly).