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Plea for help: The detriment of using Microsoft products

This has little or nothing to do with India in particular.  The gist of my
statements was (1) the whole purpose of CMM5 in practice is to satisfy US
defense contracts for critical systems software that runs things like
military aircraft, and (2) the US does not contract out the development of
critical defense tasks to India.  It is entirely irrelevant what the
capabilities are of Indian science and technology: the US is simply not
going to let India build US military systems.  This is just common sense.

-- Mike

On 2000-05-18 at 12:53 -0400, Oommen Thomas wrote:

> On Tue, 16 May 2000, Mike Bilow wrote:
* * *
> <mikebw>I do not believe there are any CMM5 operations in India.  There may well
> <mikebw>be places that claim to be at CMM5, but this is not like ISO9000 where the
> <mikebw>main qualification is to write a big enough check.  I am quite certain
> <mikebw>that the US DoD does not contract out critical software to India.
> Let me quote what I read in another mail just now...
> "Be careful with blanket statements, sweeping generalizations, and, when
> stating opinions, clarify it is an opinion, and be ready to back it up."
> Does Mr Bilow have anything to backup his remarks on the IT industry in
> India?  I feel, underestimating the capabilities of 'third world'
> countries like India is a big mistake at least in terms of science &
> technology.

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