I work in an office which uses Mapinfo, and all of our spatial datasets are saved as TAB files. A few of us also use QGIS to supplement our work. We're having issues where if someone has a TAB file open in QGIS, it locks the file so nobody else in the office has read access to it. It also breaks any FME workspace processes.
Any thoughts on how to get around this? We have a lot of files so we'd rather not duplicate everything as shapefiles.