for sale etiquette?

From: Jason McBrien <>
Date: Thu May 27 13:32:40 2004

Sweet! Verbal tennis! I volley:

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From: "Scott Stevens" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 8:00 PM
Subject: RE: for sale etiquette?
> Even in computing contexts, many people would say that methodical and
> consistent development work, i.e. the kind of thing someone familiar with
> Knuth and who is a trained software engineer, is better than something
> 'hacked together' by one guy at 4 in the morning.
> This is a very debatable topic, of course. But the myth of the 'greatest
> software' coming out of hacking sessions is generally rather dubious.
> 'greatest software' (i.e the much lauded Open Source/Free Software)
> comes out of _many_ so-called hacking sessions, with a huge amount of
> social interaction glueing the development together.
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