[Imc-communication] [Imc] UCIMC: Concern about advertisements for Giga-$ non-free software companies
drdartist at riseup.net
Wed Sep 20 09:54:37 PDT 2006
Do note that you misread my post. But nice try at going on the attack
to deflect criticism.
On Sep 19, 2006, at 11:12 AM, Sascha Meinrath wrote:
> deva wrote:
>> On Sep 18, 2006, at 2:00 PM, Mike Lehman wrote:
>>> I do not know whether any of the free software packages you
>>> mention were
>>> available when we made the decision to use said software was made
>>> years ago.
>> So you did not investigate alternatives back then? or you were
>> not around then?
> We did investigate alternatives and made the decision, based on
> what we needed, to go with Quickbooks. We had, in fact, started
> with Quicken (which I was familiar with and had an extra copy of).
> We wanted to then go to a free and open source version, but none
> did the type of classed accounting that we needed. Over the years
> we have looked for free open source alternatives every time we've
> had to upgrade our accounting software (the last time being in late
> 2003 when we switched to Quickbooks 2004 Pro). I am certain that
> the next time we upgrade we'll do the same search and evaluation
> and, if a FOSS alternative is available, go with that over Quickbooks.
>>> Anyway, we now have six years of financial
>>> data that would need to be converted to something else in order to
>>> utilize freeware, assuming it is even appropriate. We have plenty of
>>> work to do without adding a large burden to achieve a result of very
>>> limited meaning.
>> I don't think you even bothered to look at the options boud
>> suggested. You may as well have just saved all the words you wrote
>> and said "We are not interested in exploring such options at this
> I was the one who did these searches and I think you owe Mike and
> the UCIMC an apology for claiming that folks were lying.
> Sascha Meinrath
> Executive Director * Principal * President
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