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From: Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>
Subject: Re: What "just works" and what doesn't?
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 20:33:48 +0200
On Wednesday 06 October 2004 17:55, Lindsay Haisley wrote:
> <soapbox>
> To say the least, Eric is no wilting violet when it comes to Linux
> software, but he pointed to something that's should be of concern to all of
> us.  The open source equivalent of proprietary software's "tech support"
> that doesn't support is the FOSS project dev group that doesn't understand
> the needs of the non-dev community.  Look at the docs on such an otherwise
> very useful project and you'll find a changelog, an API description, a FAQ
> with questions the average user would _never_ think to ask, prolly a
> prominent discussion of the license.  I've run into plenty of projects
> which describe themselves in terms such as "project x is an upgrade to
> project y, and incorporates the evorgutated framus object framework from
> project z".  Duh? </soapbox>

Reminds me of the openldap project. There is no documentation whatsoever on 
how to actually operate the darn thing beyond the very basics. (Well some 
independent, incomplete, howto's you find after some looking around)

Paul

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