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Re: Converting ClearCase to CVS

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: Converting ClearCase to CVS
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2002 17:28:01 -0500 (EST)

[ On Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 12:42:57 (-0800), Paul Sander wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Converting ClearCase to CVS
> You get what you pay for.  In my opinion, the quality of implementation
> of ClearCase is much more robust than CVS, and Rational supports it much
> better anyone supports CVS.

Have you ever paid anyone to support CVS with the same amount of money
you have pay for licensing _and_ support of ClearCase?  I'll bet you
would get better support for CVS than you could ever get for ClearCase.
In terms of support there are no advantages to being one of the many
ClearCase users that are not also advantages of being one of the many
CVS users.  While Rational may have more long-term dollars to put into
research and development than has been or ever will be put into CVS
research and development, that's not necessarily an advantage for
ClearCase either.  Free software does not have to fight for market share
by adding useless, and/or confusing, and/or buggy features.  Even truly
mass-market "boxed" software doesn't necessarily have any advantage over
free software, provided that the user is willing to pay the same much in
support fees as they would pay for the commercial version (and I can
assure you that ClearCase is very far from ever being considered a
"mass-market" product of any kind!  :-).

                                                                Greg A. Woods

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