Re: [OT] Re: Troll Tech [was Re: Sco vs. IBM]

From: Henning P. Schmiedehausen (
Date: Mon Jun 23 2003 - 11:11:02 EST

Larry McVoy <> writes:

>On Mon, Jun 23, 2003 at 10:30:16AM -0400, Scott Robert Ladd wrote:


>> A case in point: My Java Indexed Serialization Package (JISP) provides a
>> very basic tool; about half my business comes from people who like the
>> Jisp concept, and need a custom version that is tightly coupled to their
>> requirements. I don't sell Jisp; I sell *what I can do* with Jisp.

>I think I'm going to give up soon (much to relief of the list) because I
>keep getting the same sorts of answers which make sense from a small
>custom shop point of view but are simply broken from a company point of

SAP is doing exactly what Scott is doing on a little larger base. They
have a product with a bazillion of levers and controls and they sell
you services to adapt their product on your needs. Things you could do
yourself if you have five years' time to read all the manuals.

So your argument simply doesn't hold. SAP is not exactly a "small
custom shop".


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