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Re: What about tommorrow?

From: DAve Goodrich
Subject: Re: What about tommorrow?
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 13:00:35 -0700

on 7/19/01 11:01 AM, Greg A. Woods at address@hidden wrote:

> [ On Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 08:51:11 (-0700), DAve Goodrich wrote: ]
>> Subject: What about tommorrow?
>> A question for CVS developers. What are the future plans for CVS?
> Let me fill you in on a little clue here.....
> CVS is *free* software (so free in fact that it's copyright is licensed
> under the GNU Public License!).
> This means that everyone who uses CVS is, or at least can be, a
> developer.  You control your own destiny with CVS.  You create the
> circumstances you must live with.
> You in the community of CVS users are who will decide how you use CVS,
> how you change it, and how you will promote it to your friends and
> colleagues.
>> Will CVS move to capture this market, support this need, fill this void?
> Let me fill you in on another little clue....
> CVS, being free software, is not market driven.  It does not need or
> want to try to widen its market share.  It's a tool developed by the
> community, for the community.  It will be used as-is for so long as even
> just one member of the community needs a tool exactly like it.  It may
> change to adapt to changing needs of the community (perhaps even
> becoming more specialised), or it may be supplanted by some other tool
> that better meets new needs of the community.  It may fracture into a
> dozen similar, but each more specialised, tools.
> So, you tell us how you're going to use/change/replace CVS!

I apologize, I do not write C. To those who only

1) use open source software
2) defend open source software
3) test open source software
4) promote open source software in the workspace

the "tell us what you will do" jab is a queue to leave the discussion. I've
watched others go down that rocky road and I'm just too tired to pursue it.


Dave Goodrich
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Reality Based Learning Company
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