This is sad, but it is true...
Last week one of our R&D engineers came up to us lowly minions in the marketing department*, and asked to use our CVS server because it is running on a sane operating system (Linux).
For reasons of history and silly office politics that I don't understand or even wish to understand our R&D people are forced to use Windows as their development environment. They have applied Cygwin to it, to gain some semblance of normality, but it's only a thin skin, and as Windows is broken in so many ways, Cygwin can't cover every wart.
Anyhow because I was given a free choice of OS when I was installed as "Web Master", and as I had used iPlanet Enterprise, Apache and IIS in the past, we have Linux boxen running Apache/mod_Perl.
So along came an experience R&D engieer, making what I belive will be one of our best products ever, to borrow space on a marketing CVS server, because the R&D CVS server is on a Windows box, and it just "don't work!"
* Because the web is seen as a marketing function, those of us who look after the server, do the scripting and build the web sites are seen as part of marketing, even though we really don't belong... but that's another story.