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A new era?

How refreshing: Microsoft announces a new product and an existing player does NOT go into litigeous mode http://software.ericsink.com/20040524.html#10169 .

Just me (Sir to you)
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

I recently installed a new Eric sink in the bathroom, along with the Farrah faucet.

My Cousin Vinniwashtharam
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

That would be more funny (not really) if that gag hadn't been made in these forums before...

_
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

I would really like to see his analysis on how free software like Subversion impacts his company. I don't think he would write such a thing because of the political situation, but I think he could pull it off.

The thing is, Free Software hasn't changed economics -- people need an incentive to care about your problems. And businesses which need modifications to free sofwtare may need to pay a disproportionate amount for customizations and maintenance, since the cost isn't spread over a bunch of purchasers.

Tayssir John Gabbour
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

If I was Eric Sink, I wouldn't mind draining into Farrah Fawcette.

_
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Thats the wrong way round - Eric Sink could only be filled by Farrah Fawcette and that is a whole lot different........

Anon this time
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Methinks it is better to have a hot faucet on top of the sink

Tapiwa
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

You guys do know that Eric Sink prowls there forums, right? You guys do know that sometimes he says something here...

RP
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

I should think this thread is guaranteed to be Eric Sink free, since only the OP is intelligible.

Simon Lucy
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

I think the third poster was well articulate, too.

RP
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

"Microsoft announces a new product and an existing player does NOT go into litigeous mode "

Well Eric is fairly chummy with Microsoft -- you can catch his writings on MSDN fairly regularly, and clearly he considers his relationship with Microsoft as valuable.

Interestingly Microsoft has been promising a SQL backed source control system for many, many years now (which is why SourceSafe is so amazingly dated now). Good that it finally appears to be on the horizon as whatever is included often gets adopted by default.

Dennis Forbes
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Fourth, I think, rather than third, but true.  It got lost in the plumbing.

Simon Lucy
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

His site should be Eric's Ink... Oops, it is... never mind.

_
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

"new era" is a $10 phrase applied to a 50 cent version control system.

Overkill.

hoser
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

My third grade teacher insisted I should eventually marry a girl named Kitchen.

I've heard 'em all.

Eric Sink
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Look, anyone that complains about their name has a million miles to walk in my boots...

Simon Lucy
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Yea but don't you think it was a little pretentious of him to name his kids "Thyme" and "Heet"?

Kitchen Smith
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

" Still, Hatteras has probably ruined my chances of becoming a billionaire by age 40.  I definitely blame Brian Harry for that "

Do you really think you can become billionaire by selling Vault?

Ben W
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

The "billionaire" remark was a joke.

Eric Sink
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

For what it is worth, Eric and his company have shown to be quite a few notches above the common rifraf in keeping a straight face through this.
Which is a lott more than can be said of some of the participants here. Namejokes? Only the bottom dwelling remains of puny wannabee school bullies hiding behind their cable modem can go that low.

Just me (Sir to you)
Thursday, May 27, 2004

Sir, they must be under 25s.

Ged Byrne
Tuesday, June 01, 2004

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