[lug] Re: recycling code [WAS Fwd: NICHOLAS PETRELEY: "The Op en Source" ]

Holshouser, David dholshou at ball.com
Thu Mar 22 16:04:30 MST 2001

Never said anything about time being wasted.

Only said that the width of development might be narrowed so that 
the present apps can be finished.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	rm at mamma.varadinet.de [SMTP:rm at mamma.varadinet.de]
> Sent:	Thursday, March 22, 2001 3:59 PM
> To:	lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> Subject:	Re: [lug] Re: recycling code [WAS Fwd: NICHOLAS PETRELEY:
> "The Op en Source" ]
> On Thu, Mar 22, 2001 at 02:22:56PM -0700, Holshouser, David wrote:
> [...]
> > The time and effort spent on creating slightly varied copies of apps. 
> > The time spent on rewritting the whole app, comes in to play on this. 
> > People are spending so much time getting their own ideas to print that 
> > the overall output of apps is broad but shallow. Again, we are talking 
> > about the GUI, not the kernel, not the development process. I'm just 
> > saying that I have 200 mail readers to choose from that are all in
> version 
> > 0.9 states. It hurts and drives [(boss)|(parents)|(kids)|(joe sixpack)]
> away
> I like to think that the time isn't wasted since someone wrote
> code and learned something. And this is an 'early' population.
> Time _will_ weed out most of it. Maybe we should wait and talk
> in a few years ?
>  Ralf
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