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Comment: It's the users, stupid (Score 1) 176

by quasigenx (#28593551) Attached to: A Look At Google's Email Spam Prevention
Gmail's biggest advantage is sheer number of users, not the actual technology. Their filtering would be pretty effective if all they did was learn from their users hitting the spam button. If you get a spam into your inbox, chances are that hundreds or maybe thousands of other gmail users read that message before you and marked it as spam. After a certain number of these manual filtering events, Gmail can simply blow it out of all other mailboxes.

Comment: Re:Speaking as an Enterprise user (Score 1) 312

by quasigenx (#28167413) Attached to: Should Enterprise IT Give Back To Open Source?
I usually manage to sell the concept of contributing as a future compatibility issue. If you make a one-off change and don't get it merged back, your company is going to be the one supporting that change in the future. If you can get it merged, there is a very good chance that you will be able to deploy future versions without modifications.

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