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RE: Big companies using Subversion ?

From: Sheryl <gubydala_at_his.com>
Date: 2006-09-12 17:04:15 CEST

> If you want to convince people to use some technology because "big
> companie
> s"
> use it, then an easy argument is to use Microsoft.

To be sure there is something of the "herd mentality" in business. But
there's also the legitimate concern that if something isn't in wide use
and doesn't have paid support available then they'll be in trouble if the
guy who installs and supports it leaves. Or that if something is used
only by small groups that it won't scale.

It's useful to look upon questions like this from management as due
dilligence and an inquiry into "best practices". Lots of people have been
burned over the years by an employee who promoted a "shaggy dog" product
that turned out not to be what was promised. This has been true of
purchased products at least as much as open source/free software.


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