[Fsfe-ie] Princeton troll
adelaney at cs.may.ie
Thu Nov 6 06:08:51 CET 2003
> > project planning
Same with GCC, Python etc...
> > quality control
> Again, these guys do an absolutely enormous amount of work.
> > coding standards
There are Free Software coding standards for every language (except
Perl maybe:) and there are usually Emacs modes to support developers to
> > accountability
> This is a difficult one to call. I personally feel that PHP's vast
> base creates accountability and major responsibility, but I guess
> Something Officers won't see it the same way.
Who is accountable for propritery software? No-one if you have big
enough pockets. Anyhow, this probably dosn't apply in the EU where
Free Software developers ARE accountable for their software.
> > version control
> This one strikes me as a little odd when you consider just how many
> are stored in CVS. Perhaps CVS isn't considered good enough?
GNU Arch is the _best_ version control system I have ever used bar
none, and I've used several propritery systems in my time (SourceSafe,
> > support
> And this one is like accountability, I could link to hundreds of
> I personally would take community support over "proper" support any
> day of
> the week, but I would concede that there's a certain amount of skill
> involved in seeking it out.
I like community support, but you can get support for GNU/Linux or
OpenOffice. Buy a support licence from IBM, Sun, SuSe, RedHat,
Mandrake or a local support company.
Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments.
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