"Geeks" and licensing

From: Chris Kennedy <chris_at_mainecoon.com>
Date: Tue Dec 18 17:12:01 2001

DQ wrote in part (part of the original attribution lost -- sorry):

> > Rebuild a system the customer is satisfied with? Risk his
> > process again? Rather not.
> A special place in Hell awaits those unwilling to take risks...

The real issue is whether the customer is truly satisfied with
what has been delivered. More than once I've seen the movie where
the customer is initially happy with what was delivered, but over
time returns with change orders that eventually bend the original
architecture into what could only be described as a truly tortured
shape -- with the expected consequences for the reliability and
maintainability of the system. Driven far enough you end up with
few other choices _but_ to take it from the top.

Who is dealing with Just Such A Customer at the moment...

Chris Kennedy
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Received on Tue Dec 18 2001 - 17:12:01 GMT

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