Subject: Re: Servlets in CL From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000/05/17 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * David Hanley <firstname.lastname@example.org> | I don't there's _nothing_ they could do. I think they have a | decent product, but I consider their pricing structure unworkable. That's not it. You just _don't_ slam someone's technical or professional _ethics_ because they charge a price _you_ don't want to pay, when others clearly think it's OK to pay what they want. The cost of an Allegro CL license should be nearly irrelevant to most software projects, apart from the ones that are losing money by design -- i.e., open source and hobbyist projects. These have the ability to use the free Allegro CL Trial edition until they figure out that they need to make money. Programmer time _really_ costs money. Hardware and software does not. Wanting more for less is quite universal, but thinking that it gives those who want more than they get for less than they like a right to call someone else's desire for same "unworkable" _unilaterally_ is just plain stupid: Your demands as a cheap customer is just as "unworkable" to a vendor as you think their pricing is to you. This goes for _everything_ in _any_ market. #:Erik -- If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.