Exporting stuff, permissions, and licenses (was Re: [sldev] realXtend Global inventory tests successful)

Lawson English lenglish5 at cox.net
Sun Aug 24 12:56:05 PDT 2008


ordinal.malaprop at fastmail.fm wrote:
>
> On 24 Aug 2008, at 19:46, Lawson English wrote:
>
>> I know it might have felt like this was a technocracy where we 
>> started, but do recognize there was a tremendous amount of technical 
>> framework that had to get laid down before we could even get to the 
>> point of actually having a rational discussion about what the options 
>> were, and we are now approximately at that point.
>
> The thing is of course that requirements _always_ come before 
> technical specs. Or should do.
>
Sure. But in this case, the problem space wasn't even remotely 
well-defined, so trying to determine the "requirements"
was like putting the horse before the cart when you didn't even know 
what a cart looked like, or the horse, for that matter.


Lawson


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