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    SubjectRe: BK is *evil* corporate software [was Re: New BK License Problem?]
    On Wed, Oct 09, 2002 at 04:55:00PM -0700, Larry McVoy wrote:
    > And none of that includes the hardware costs, which are dramatically
    > cheaper for BK, it works on a laptop. Clearcase doesn't.

    ClearCase does work on lap tops. Even if you mean disconnected,
    ClearCase allows work to continue with snapshot views... :-)

    Hardware costs are nothing really. The true killer with ClearCase is
    the support costs. Not only do you need several full time people to
    deal with user problems, you need several full time people to
    customize your solution such that it meets your needs, several full
    time people to baby the servers, and a whole management structure on
    top to ensure that the full time people talk to each other, and the
    actual users.

    $3000/head really is nothing to large companies. CVS developers don't
    understand, but for companies with several hundred designers, using
    CVS would end up costing a heckuvalot more. I have become so
    accustomed to features that are available in higher level systems such
    as ClearCase that I find it difficult to use CVS. It is the difference
    between black and white and colour.


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