Computerworld: On the Mark: Open-Source Management Is Achilles' Heel ...
Jun 25, 2003, 22:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Hall)
[ Thanks to Jason
Greenwood for this link. ]
"...for large-scale programming projects. That would be the
opinion you'd expect to hear from the proprietary gang in Redmond,
Wash., not from open-source advocates and board stewards of
Eclipse, the open-source framework for application developers. But
that's the case.
The problem is that Eclipse lets programmers easily obtain and use
any plug-in they fancy. That may be cool for the coder, but it's
uncool for the corporate IT manager who wants to maintain a
semblance of control over a project. "Which plug-in do you use?
Which one do you standardize on?" asks George Paolini, a vice
president at Borland Software Corp. in Scotts Valley, Calif..."