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wb at freebie.xs4all.nl
Thu Sep 18 12:58:11 UTC 2008
Quoting Jo Rhett, who wrote on Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 09:25:27PM -0700 ..
> On Sep 17, 2008, at 4:33 PM, Robert Watson wrote:
> > An important factor is whether or not we consider the release a
> > highly maintainable release, and while we have intuitions at the
> > time of release, that's something we can only learn in the first
> > couple of months after it's in production. I don't know of any COTS
> > software house that really does it any differently
> I understand what you mean, but the statement is blatantly false as
> stated. Anyone selling software to the US Government *must* specify
> (or meet, depending) a minimum support period, and must also specify a
> cost the agency can pay to extend the support period.
> Not relevant to FreeBSD -- just qualifying the statement as it
> stands. For the obvious comparison, Solaris versions have well-
> published release and support periods, usually upwards of 8 years.
> Obviously they have more resources to do this, I'm just pointing out
> that the statement you made is incorrect as stated.
> > and I'm not sure you could do it differently -- no one plans to ship
> > a lemon, but once in a while you discover that things don't go as
> > planned.
> I am amazed at the preposterously large elephant in the room that none
> of you are willing to address. Watching each of you dance around it
> would be terribly funny if it didn't affect my job so badly. (and if
> I wasn't going to have to bail on FreeBSD and go to some crap form of
> Linux because the FreeBSD developers appear to be unwilling to
> consider the idea of getting more help)
You seem to be *demanding* quite a lot lately.
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