|justify use of flex vs lex firstname.lastname@example.org (1993-01-25)|
|Re: justify use of flex vs lex email@example.com (1993-01-25)|
|Re: justify use of flex vs lex firstname.lastname@example.org (1993-01-26)|
|Re: justify use of flex vs lex email@example.com (1993-01-29)|
|From:||firstname.lastname@example.org (Joe Buck)|
|Organization:||U. C. Berkeley|
|Date:||Mon, 25 Jan 1993 21:02:55 GMT|
email@example.com (Steve Layten x3451) writes:
>I need to use flex instead of lex for a job I have ...
>... our current "standards" seem to discourage use of public-domain code
>in production, the standard managment argument being that we should use
>vendor-supported code so we don't have to spend time maintaing the code
It appears that both you and others at your company believe that the only
two types of code in the world are vendor-supported and nonsupported.
There is a third possibility: you can hire the services of a consultant or
firm that specializes in supporting freely redistributable software. This
frees you from the necessity of supporting the code yourselves.
Cygnus Support is probably the best-known firm that does this kind of
work; there are others as well.
Joe Buck firstname.lastname@example.org
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