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Re: DARPA cancellation
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: DARPA cancellation
- From: bondpaper <bondpaper_(_at_)_earthlink_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2003 12:37:14 -0600
On Sat, 2003-04-19 at 10:29:09 -0600, bondpaper proclaimed...
"Hilariously perfect & true. Linux on enterprise level machines
is such a worthless effort.
Why, exactly? In the absence of anything substantive, this sounds more
like a turf/political issue than anything else.
I think due to the fact that they've been working on the project
for almost 2 years with no results that could be deployed onto the
higher enterprise level systems. From what I hear, much of the
work were complete rewrites and audits of existing code (sounds
I hope you'll pardon my skepticism, but it's a well-known behavioral
dynamic (at least that I've observed) that if someone wants a project to
fail/falter/or appear inferior to a preferred alternative, they'll have
no problems finding ways to make this happen. Now I wonder if this is a
management issue, or a technical one, as you suggest.
He's right, they have *DIVISIONS* of
folks coding stuff for Linux; here in Austin, Beaverton, Australia,
& a few other places. It's actually so ridiculous: they literally
looked at AIX, made note of all the good stuff it already has (e.g.,
errpt'g, diags, LVM, etc.) & told these Linux folks to port it all
over to Linux. Linux is simply just a huge Mktg. tool for the Sales
& Mktg. folks to leverage with customers. Customers who are going
to be royally f*cked when all the good H/W they bought, is driven
directly into the ditch by Linux!!"
"Driven into the ditch"....hmmmmm...any examples of this having
happened? Any particular reason this *would* happen?
I'll see if I can get specifics; but I've heard of major customers
who tried it in production, only to end up back on AIX in the end.
I'd be interested in the details. I can't walk into a boss or client and
say, "I heard from someone in a mailing list who heard from someone else
who had customers who said that Linux sucks."
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