Subject: Re: the GCC steering committee
From: "Jonathan S. Shapiro" <>
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 19:04:40 -0500

> But your original point was that there was little incentive to
> integrate changes.  Now you are describing somebody who does ``enough
> work solo.''  At some point, it's cheaper to integrate changes than to
> do the work solo.

I was regrettably unclear. I was speaking about the situation in which the
integrator is also a primary developer, and as prinary developer can do
enough work to keep the customer unwilling to defect to a third party
integrator. The value in the development is used as lock-in on the
integration function.