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Plea for help: The detriment of using Microsoft products

On Thu, 18 May 2000, Mike Bilow wrote:

> 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

Again, I direct you to look at the site (!  CMM
Started with the DoD, but is actually used by many others.  You made
an assumption that because DoD started it, they're the only ones to
use it.  I'll point out that a lot of our industry started 
for the DoD (including COBOL and computers in general).  And, I'll
point out that the purpose of CMM5 is to generate bug-free code, quickly
and efficiently.  DoD has a strong interest because of critical
systems.  Are you saying that no one else wants bug-free code,
generated in an efficient manner?


> 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.

Jeffry Smith      Technical Sales Consultant     Mission Critical Linux
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