Subject RE: [IBDI] Source under NDA
Author Alan McDonald
I'm sorry for forking the discussion.......

Just goes to show that when one person starts talking about apples, while
others continue about oranges, we don't all stop talking about a bowl of
fruit. - Isn't that why we're here?


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Helen Borrie [mailto:helebor@...]
>Sent: Monday, 13 March 2000 23:59
>Subject: RE: [IBDI] Source under NDA
>From: Helen Borrie <helebor@...>
>At 10:23 PM 13-03-00 +1100, you wrote:
>>From: "Alan McDonald" <alan@...>
>>I was assuming that the proprietors would continue to provide sufficient,
>>quality input toward the code in their function as a mediator and the
>>"stamper or authority" that users would always be highly
>motivated to return
>>to the "source" for their production binaries. I assume also, that I would
>>have to be travelling very fast by myself, code-wise, to keep up with the
>>mainstream of the code.
>Alan, I think you've lost the plot.
>This discussion isn't about "when the source goes open" - when the
>infrastructure for controlling the code is all in place, the gurus in the
>coding community have taken charge of their sections of the code,
>etc. etc.
>- but in this interim period - when the unscrupulous could potentially get
>hold of the code, get it to a compilable state and release binaries that
>could be in production in an out-of-control way. I'm talking of someone
>appending some code that, e.g. messes up a dependency.
>Phil's idea seems to make sense. Actually, as I understand it, some
>portions of the code need a currently-unpublished compiler, anyway, so it
>might not be an issue at all.
>Waaaay back, this steamed up from a caveat against making the preview
>anything but 'private', i.e. released to people known to be interested in
>being in the guru group.
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