EGCG 9.0 and beyond

smithp01 at mcrcr6.med.nyu.edu smithp01 at mcrcr6.med.nyu.edu
Wed Mar 26 19:21:11 EST 1997

In article <5gpi1r$2nu at gap.cco.caltech.edu>, mathog at seqaxp.bio.caltech.edu writes:
> In article <5gosup$bc6 at news.u-strasbg.fr>, pingouin at crystal.u-strasbg.fr (Francois JEANMOUGIN) writes:
>>	Regarding the survey we start some times ago on GCG performances,
>>we can say that most of sites are running GCG8 because they are waiting
>>for EGCG9 before installing GCG9, so that makes 4 months of licensing for 
>>an unuse software suite...
> Today I'm writing the letter in which we officially stop GCG maintenance.
> We will continue to run 8.1 under our existing license agreement, but never
> go to 9.0. 

I hope the people at GCG are listening to this.  GCG, EGCG and other packages 
have been built on ideas, code clips and huge amounts of HELP that comes from 
participating in a community of scientists who share goals and have an 
investment in the company doing well.  Without the sharing and the 
committment the progress stops.

GCG needs to go back to the drawing-boards and re-think what it is that they 
want to get from the license agreements and what degree of collaborative 
partnership they want to have.  In all this only one thing is clear: GCG 
people are very smart, but they aren't able to do it all on their own.  
Without a community, I fear that GCG will die.

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