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RE: Re:RE: RE: Oracle DBA evolution path - please share your opi

From: Jacques Kilchoer <>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 12:40:47 -0800
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Netrusov []
> Yes, you are absolutely right, nobody is having interest in
> selling quality products.
> Money is coming from the support of the product, not from the
> selling of the product itself. If the product is well-written, then
> it'll be no big deal with maintenance, hence no money from
> contractors who support and "customize" the application (
> read: fix the
> numerous bugs on fly and try to make the whole $hit work ).
> The more complicated the product, the more money is paid for it's
> maintenance. The more money is paid, the more people are is
> interested in working with it.  The only problem is to sell the whole
> stuff - but it's only a matter of the sales department' qualification.

Coming from a development company, I think I have to point out that in my humble opinion the statements above are an unfair generalization. I think developpers in general try to produce a well-written product, and the fact that products get more complicated is that users expect more features from newer versions.

To give an analogy, if I posted on this list "all DBAs try to have a database that requires a lot of manual maintenance and don't document anthing - that's in their interest for job security", I'm sure there would be a general outcry.

any ignorant comments made are the sole responsibility of J. R. Kilchoer and should not reflect adversely upon my employer.

Jacques R. Kilchoer
(949) 754-8816
Quest Software, Inc.
8001 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, California 92618
U.S.A. Received on Mon Mar 19 2001 - 14:40:47 CST

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