Core principles in CSW packaging

The original CSW packaging effort was created by Philip Brown, back in the beginning of 2002, to meet some core needs and princples, that were not getting met by any other available source or service.

The core principles have been reduced to a rather simplistic form on the main standards page, as,
   "To provide a straightforward, easy-to-use experience for the user".
However, from time to time, it is good to be reminded of the full reasons why CSW was started, since these core principles are as valid now, as they were back then.

In summary, CSW packages should be as useful to a "newbie" solaris user, as they are to the 10-year vetaran in a "fortune 500" company. Neither should be favoured to the detriment of the other.

Tech note: the "accomodating NFS-sharing out /opt/csw", means that whenever reasonable, a single package for all solaris revs of a cpu, is preferred over multiple versions of a package. In this way, a site can NFS-share out a single "full install" of /opt/csw to Solaris 8, 9, and 10 machines equally. Having a single filesystem, instead of multiple, is much more efficient use of NFS-server caching.