A case against vendor-locking optical modules

Justin M. Streiner streiner at cluebyfour.org
Mon Nov 17 20:34:50 UTC 2014

On Mon, 17 Nov 2014, Jérôme Nicolle wrote:

> Is it unrealistic to hope for enough salesmen pressure on the corporate
> ladder to make such moronic attitude be reversed in the short term ?

No salesperson is likely to do that for you.  They know only to well that 
eliminating vendor lock-in means they will lose sales on artificially 
costly optics from $vendor to a lower-cost rival.  Less sales = less 
commission for the affected sales person.


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