Re: Funding GPL projects or funding the GPL?

From: Gerhard Mack (
Date: Thu Aug 01 2002 - 11:51:16 EST

On 1 Aug 2002, Alan Cox wrote:

> On Thu, 2002-08-01 at 10:32, David Schwartz wrote:
> > No matter how many proofs you have or how good they are, I won't believe it
> > because this fails the giggle test. Here's a simple counter-proof. I want to
> > write an SQL server from scratch. I create two teams, one with $50,000 and
> > one with $5,000,000. You can honestly tell me that it's equally like that
> > either team will produce a higher quality SQL server?
> Intuition is misleading. It mostly depends which of the teams has the
> good engineers and smart management. The .com bust is just one example
> of that.

I don't get it.. he should know full well there are programmres out
there who will not provide good code no mater how much you pay them.

In fact, I can name at least one example from the past employees of
the company providing his email address.

Also see "Brook's Law" from here:


Gerhard Mack

<>< As a computer I find your faith in technology amusing.

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