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Re: Re: [XP] Realising my mistakes with XP

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  • Keith Ray
    It seems like many of these systems do come with source code...
    Message 1 of 40 , Aug 1, 2006
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      It seems like many of these systems do come with source code...

      <http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&newwindow=1&safe=active&q=point+of+sale+software+%22source+code%22+linux&btnG=Search>

      On 8/1/06, Psychie Naill <psychieslash@...> wrote:
      > On 01/08/06, Keith Ray <keith.ray@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > There's so many point of sale (POS) packages out there (and inventory,
      > > etc.), I wonder why you didn't buy one for resale? Could you explain
      > > that decision?
      >
      >
      > Well,
      >
      > If I purchased a proprietary system for resale I wouldn't have the code. I
      > wouldn't be able to improve it or tailor it to the customers specific needs
      > (which was why he picked us over other systems in the first place). He
      > wanted ONE program which could take care of everything in his business and
      > still be usable by people who cry when they see a computer. This is what I
      > promised thinking it wasn't such a huge job, but at the time I didn't
      > realise I'd be completely changing everything to do with the way I program.
      > Another selling point for us what that we would be taking care all of his
      > IT. To do this we would be using Linux as much as possible.
      > It's difficult to find another open system to meet all of the above
      > requirements. At least if we had our own we could make it fit as many
      > requirements as we can.
      > Also, as I am only really starting out in business I wouldn't be able to
      > look him in the eye if I was reselling him an existing system at a huge
      > profit.
      > Taking all this into account, to answer your query, it seemed at the time
      > like using an existing system would have caused more hassle than producing
      > our own.
      > I suppose there was one other factor: I like programming and I guess I was
      > excited.
      > I'll know more for the next project and so will hopefully be able to make
      > better decisions.
      >
      > Cheers,
      >
      > Psychie.
      >
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      C. Keith Ray
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    • Psychie Naill
      Cheers Tony, Will do. Psychie. [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      Message 40 of 40 , Aug 9, 2006
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        Cheers Tony,

        Will do.

        Psychie.


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