Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

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Special Report

Quotations from Chairman David (A Little Red Book of Truths to Enlighten and Guide on the Long March Toward the COTS Revolution)

  • February 1999
  • By David J. Carney
  • This brief and humorous publication examines some issues related to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products in DoD and government systems.
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
    CMU/SEI Report Number: CMU/SEI-99-SR-010
  • Abstract

    Quotations from Chairman David is a brief and humorous examination of some issues related to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products in DoD and government systems. The author, David Carney, has borrowed from a most unusual historical source—a certain "Little Red Book" popular in the 1960s—and put together some useful observations on some of the facts and fictions that underlie the current interest in COTS-based systems.

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