I already mentioned how my employer banned freetds and is buying a lousy ODBC driver. The joke is even better.
I found out how much my employer was billed for the ODBC driver. They're paying approximately $200k! The driver is a POS inferior to freetds. The only reason someone would buy this ODBC driver is if they worked at a corporation that banned freetds!
This is an impressive bit of propaganda. Follow the reasoning:
- Create an atmosphere of "OMFG! Free software is lousy! It can't be trusted!"
- Then, your friend who makes a POS closed-source driver makes a ton of money!
- Only a parasite or psychopath would bother writing a closed-source driver when there's an excellent open source driver.