[CentOS] CentOS 5.4? anyone?

R P Herrold herrold at centos.org
Fri Oct 16 18:44:21 UTC 2009

On Fri, 16 Oct 2009, Les Mikesell wrote:

> R P Herrold wrote:

>> and 'best-efforts' is a SLA concept -- if an SLA is needed,
>> you already know the answer

> It's also the sort of thing people in a community try to do 
> for each other without needing legal terms for enforcement.

You raise a new argument, an orthogonal strawman, as is your 
wont, switching to 'try to do' -- I'll close the old one 
first.  'best efforts' means 'stay at the post until properly 
relieved' That is not generally compatible with a 'when it is 
right' ship criteria.

'best efforts' is certainly not something compatible for 
third-parties to demand in the context of a 'social voluntary' 
effort using non-paid staffing and absent privity.  'best 
efforts' may in fact be freely given, but to foster or further 
an 'expectation mentality' is to deny reality and to set up 
false expectations.

Turning to the lesser standard of 'try to do', we are back to 
the circumstance of the a third party projecting their 
expectations into an objective reality, talking endlessly 
about it but doing nothing, and then being disappointed when 
the desired outcome does not appear

Sorry:  we don't have a magic pink pony for such people here.

-- Russ herrold

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