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Re: [SLUG] Is Linus killing Linux?
- To: simon@xxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Is Linus killing Linux?
- From: raster@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon Feb 19 11:54:08 2001
- Cc: dazza@xxxxxxxxxx, slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Reply-to: raster@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
On 19 Feb, Rev Simon Rumble scribbled:
-> On Sun, Feb 18, 2001 at 04:40:47PM -0800, raster@xxxxxxxxxxxxx uttered:
-> > but if the feaure they want is done - but the rest of the subsystem
-> > they depend on still needs work according to the developer before its
-> > released - they're stuffed. what if the developer decides to go on a
-> > month's world tour and not do anything? he is not beholden to do any
-> > release - regardless of how much work the company does. thy are stuffed
-> > waiting on someone who has no guaranteed schedule and who they cannot
-> > nudge into having a schedule.
-> They can take the existing code and release it themselves, or bash on
-> bugs until it's ready.
they COULD - but that would be breaking the developmnet line and just
cause problems because people now have 2 different competing versions
of software and dont know which one to use etc. etc. etc. it introduces
problems - hell - we are talkign companies that dont understand the
keepalive in apaches speeds thing sup - so they turn it off and then
complain about speed issues! we are talking customers who fail to
realise that disk perfromance is completely irrelevant when they have a
web server with 1Gb ram and their entire site is a grand total of only
50Mb and its all static? they dont realise that it will be cached and
they could have had a machine with much less ram do just as good a
job...? rememebr cusotmers arent always that smart - thats WHY they are
a customer - they want a solutiona dn they dont want to think abotu it
themselves- they pay you to do that for them... now if you go making it
hard for them... thats not much good now is it?
-> > sofar in the linux world this has resulted in the company hiring the
-> > person they depend on in the end if they can afford it - but some
-> > cxompanies cannot, or the person just wont move and wants to stay where
-> > they are - then the company is USCWAP
-> If they can't afford to do the development themselves, they can't
-> afford to be in the software development business. Having people do
-> stuff for them "for free" should be seen as a nice bonus, not
-> something guaranteed.
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The Rasterman (Carsten Haitzler) raster@xxxxxxxxxxxxx raster@xxxxxxxxxxx