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RE: Converting ClearCase to CVS

From: Paul Sander
Subject: RE: Converting ClearCase to CVS
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 19:45:53 -0800

>--- Forwarded mail from Greg Woods:

>[ On Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 15:40:15 (-0800), Paul Sander wrote: ]
>> Subject: RE: Converting ClearCase to CVS

>> There's no doubt that many freeware projects, some of them large, benefit
>> greatly from the use of CVS.  I don't believe that they spend zero money
>> on support.  Again, there are those pesky hidden costs, e.g. the owner
>> of the server gets a report of orphaned locks in the repository and has
>> to clean them out yet again.

>I don't know of many freeware projects that spend any money on support
>of any kind, at all, and they definitely use CVS.  That means they spend
>zero money on CVS support.

>Yes they get services and some support donated, and their developers may
>spend hours on CVS support that are not spent directly contributing the
>project instead, but you said "spend zero money on support", and that's
>exactly what they do -- spend zero (0) dollars on CVS support!  ;-)

time == money

Whether they hire someone or do the work themselves, it costs them in some
way.  My point is that using CVS isn't free.  It's lack of an initial price
tag is made up for in some way.  I even argue that, in its way, CVS is very
expensive.  It may be expensive in ways that are difficult to account for,
but it's expensive nonetheless.

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