radical proposal

David S. Cargo (escargo@anubis.network.com)
Fri, 30 Jan 1998 09:15:40 -0600

Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 09:15:40 -0600
From: escargo@anubis.network.com (David S. Cargo)
Message-Id: <199801301515.JAA23754@brutus.network.com>
To: calvin-ui98@dagobah.stwing.upenn.edu
Subject: radical proposal

This is the message I thought I sent out earlier. I must have sent it to the
wrong address, since my test message made it through and this earlier one did

My proposal is to rescope our project to remove the file transfer parts
at the beginning and end. The advantages of this are threefold: we
narrow our anticipated base of users; we don't need expectk to implement
our working product; we can spend more time implementing aspects that
are more central to the operation of the product.

We also won't need to worry about storing user passwords, which we would
have with a full implementation. (Since the source for a tcl application
is difficult to hide, whatever implementation we had of password encryption
would have been easily broken.)

We can relatively easily revise our proposal and our task descriptions
to take into account our more focused scope. (I think "more focused"
sounds better than "reduced" or "simplified.")