CERN turns to open source software as Microsoft increases its fees

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  1. maflynn Moderator

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    Bad news for MS, both tactically and strategically. This is imo, the ugly side of subscriptions. At some point the customer, i.e., us, gets tired of paying subscription fees. In leveraging their size and stature, CERN is opening the eyes of others as they choose not to pay high licensing fees and this must have MS a bit nervous.

    CERN turns to open source software as Microsoft increases its fees

     
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    I’d love to see the rationale MS had for revoking CERN’s academic status.

    What a load of ********.
     
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    Do you have a degree from the University of CERN?
     
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    No, but CERN certainly carries out the mission of discovery that Academia was all about before the neoliberals turned into a business...
     
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    I can't see how one can put government funded research institutes into the "academia" bucket.
     
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    It’s Microsoft’s call. Frankly I think they’re making a bad PR move (surely there’s some other type of non-budget busting deal they could have made), but it’s their software at the end of the day.
     

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