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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..."

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