Re: OHP: Who do you see using it?

From: Peter J. Nuernberg (pnuern)
Date: Tue 10 Jun 1997 - 15:39:19 CDT



_(fwd link)_Jim wrote:
> So, who do you see using OHP clients?

and also:
> How broad should the OHP be?

I think these are exactly the kinds of question that the scenarios are supposed to help us answer. So far, our scenarios have made optimistic assumptions about security, etc. If people see a need for more robust features, we should perhaps use the scenarios as a vehicle _(fwd link)_to suggest this. The same goes for authoring functionality. This may seem like a roundabout way to determine what we are building, but the alternative method of (essentially) asserting that a given set of features is or is not sufficient/necessary is not very effective. Grounding the argument for a feature (or set of them) in a real-life situation will help our group decide if that's the kind of thing we want to address. I'd go so far as to say that we should never adopt a feature for which we have no scenario, even if we think it is useful. It should not be hard to build a scenario to demonstrate its usefulness.

_(fwd link)_With that in mind, please feel free to submit scenarios at any time! See "http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/ohs/scenarios/" for details.

-Pete



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