[Samba] Re: winbind - not ready for prime time?

Robert Pollard rpollard at drs4drs.com
Mon Feb 18 15:20:39 GMT 2008

"pear-shaped people"

You should take this on the road.  That was funny!  When you said that I'm 
reminded of most all the hard core computer geeks that actually have a 
"pear-shape" or like me, a pear-shape is slowly forming.

Thanks for the entertainment in a very heated and serious discussion!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeremy Allison" <jra at samba.org>
To: "Whit Blauvelt" <whit+samba at transpect.com>
Cc: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 5:35 PM
Subject: Re: [Samba] Re: winbind - not ready for prime time?

> On Sun, Feb 17, 2008 at 06:22:42PM -0500, Whit Blauvelt wrote:
>> Jeremy,
>> I think I can see the blind spot at play here: The signal genius of the 
>> core
>> members of the Samba project is in being able to take a 
>> poorly-documented,
>> haphazardly-designed interface - Microsoft's - and nonetheless make
>> something that works with it. Samba's developers, of all the open-source
>> project engineers, have that special sort of keen intuition which renders
>> poor documentation almost superfluous. Like most human beings, you can't 
>> see
>> why what's obvious enough for you shouldn't come as easily to other 
>> "normal"
>> people.
>> Meanwhile the rest of the open source world, not being so perfectly
>> practiced at the arcane art of deciphering opaque APIs, more naturally
>> appreciates the importance of clear, complete documentation, and 
>> generally
>> gets on with producing it.
> You're in the wrong place here it seems. You're looking for a *product*,
> with neat manuals, a support contract and sales-people in sharp suits
> driving BMW's :-).
> This is a *technology*, created by pear-shaped people all living in
> our parent's basements :-).
> There are companies out there who take our technology and turn it
> into a product. Many of us even work for them :-).
> Jeremy.
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