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RE: Big companies using Subversion ?

From: Grant Rettke <grettke_at_acm.org>
Date: 2006-09-12 18:28:54 CEST

Hi Sheryl, totally understood. One approach is to hire commodity
developers, stick with commodity technologies, and minimize risks.
Another approach is to hire excellent developers, rely on your
developers to make technical decisions, and in doing so minimize risk.
The first one is probably easier.

Quoting Sheryl <gubydala@his.com>:

>
>> 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.
>
> Sheryl
>
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