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Re: Evaluating subversion for an enterprise installation

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-12-02 21:09:35 CET

On 12/2/05, Stephen Clouse <stephenclouse@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/1/05, Noel Yap <noel.yap@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Also, I'm surprised you hadn't mentioned one of the largest management
> > reasons not to use open source -- CYA. Management doesn't have anyone
> > to sue if something goes wrong.
>
> Not to bash you personally, but this is a fallacious argument I grow
> tired of hearing. Please show me a closed-source license that does
> not include a disclaimer of warranty and a limitation of liability
> clause analogous to the following:

They may not want to be able to sue, but management often wants some
single entity they can hold accountable for a failure.

At my last job we used MS Visual SourceSafe, but having a big company
"behind" the product didn't solve all the problems we had with it. We
also had a lot of CA tools, yet simply accepted all the shortcomings
of that software. In my opinion, you're better off not going in with
the assumption that "there's a corporate backer" means you're safe.

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