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From Steven Noels <>
Subject Re: Delaying the release?
Date Tue, 02 Jul 2002 18:22:43 GMT
Vadim Gritsenko wrote:

 >> From: Diana Shannon []

 >>> I'm, as developer, can work with CVS. Lots of the users can't.

 >> I think this is an education issue which can be addressed down the
 >> road.
 > AFAIU the issue, this is the point in 20% of cases. Other 80% is
 > politics (it was hard enough to persuade usage of open source, and
 > now you have to explain that you need to use unreleased version?),
 > malicious IT (like outbound connections limited to only port 80),
 > other similar reasons I can't even imagine.

Having the experience of trying to persuade *big* Belgian companies to
use open source frameworks, I can only agree with this. There exist 
companies out there with literally hundreds of developers that can only 
use http on port 80 due to 'security policies'. That's also one of the 
reasons why we shouldn't depend too much on people using cvs and related 
tools for documentation submissions IMHO.


Steven Noels                  
Outerthought - Open Source, Java & XML Competence Support Center            

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