[OpenAFS] Changes for Mosaic's AFS cell...

Rodney M Dyer rmdyer@uncc.edu
Fri, 07 Apr 2006 14:08:35 -0400

At 12:13 PM 4/7/2006, Sergio Gelato wrote:
>I don't think Rodney was asking for binaries here. I wonder whether he
>has noticed that the CVS web interface lets one look up individual

Yes, I was "replied to" on that very subject last night.  It isn't quite as 
nice as going to "downloads" and looking for the patches for a "released 
production version", however it does work.  But then it requires the end 
user to basically end up being a developer.  Who has the time, money, or 
capacity to load up a compile environment for a source patch other than 
developers?  But I can sympathize with the fact that OpenAFS.org is a loose 
knit band of open source coders who believe in the future of AFS and that 
the capacity to make things super easy for the end user isn't always 
available.  I do however believe that for AFS to survive and prosper issues 
such as these need to be ironed out.  High level managers these days seem 
to be geared to purchasing solutions rather than "in-house" projects.  It 
is really getting bad as the bean counters can't seem to count the value 
proposition of open source.  In open source projects there is little to 
compute other than salaries, and we all know that a salary is a "recurring 
cost", not a "one-time-cost".  Most managers would rather spend $40K on a 
"solution" one time, than spend $60K on a recurring cost warm body.