A case against vendor-locking optical modules

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Mon Nov 17 20:44:59 UTC 2014


On Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:50 -0500, "Justin M. Streiner" said:

> 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.

I suspect that losing the commission on a few $6digit chassis sales is worse
than losing the commission on a $3digit optic?
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