DDJ ran a very funny review of Yourdon's "Time Bomb 2000"
I agree with you about Yourdon; the few useful observations in his books can be found in
more readable sources such as the XP books, and there's lots of uninteresting filler material. (In Rise/Resurrection,
he draws an object/model diagram of the hiring process for programmers!)
mwh: if we were using BitKeeper, where people exchange patchsets, that wouldn't be too difficult; you'd have a mail alias that automatically applies patches
from mwh and gvr, but holds patches from unknown people.
With CVS or Subversion, though, I think all we could do
is apply changes and make it easy to back them out
if they get rejected.