Fascinating story in The Blizzard (an excellent quarterly football publication for the uninitiated) about the takeover of Notts County.
The Kasper Schmeichel angle (and the general superstar allure of Eriksson and Campbell) meant it was covered in the Danish media, but I had always just assumed the funding dried up, not realising the extent of the scam.
It’s tempting to ascribe this to the “cult of no-pay”, programmers and users who simply won’t pay for software no matter how good it is, or how inexpensive it may be. These people used to be called pirates. Now they’re open source enthusiasts.
But there’s something else going on here, too: the free software alternatives keep getting better every year.
And that is the power and greatness of open source. Collaborative efforts to improve software.