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From Octavian Damiean <>
Subject Re: no communication ? signs of a dying project
Date Wed, 19 Sep 2012 10:40:02 GMT
I'd like t add that if you can't figure out yourself how to help then ask
on IRC or the mailing list. :)

On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 12:36 PM, Noah Slater <> wrote:

> As a follow up...
> CouchDB is in no rush to keep up with anything. Slow and steady wins the
> race. We've at Apache for five years, and we'll be here for five years
> more. We don't measure ourselves against other projects. That's a quick
> route to mediocrity.
> Sorry that you didn't get responses as quickly as you were expecting. As
> Jan points out, we're all doing this because we're passionate about the
> project. Nobody is paid to work on CouchDB. So a little patience is needed.
> But also, CouchDB is a do-ocracy. People who do things are the people who
> shape the project. Telling other people they should do stuff does not have
> a history of working out so great. So if you think newbies should be
> responded to faster, try doing it yourself, and getting others to pitch in.
> Some sort of triage team might even form around that effort. And if you
> think the docs could go faster, hop on to IRC, send a few more emails,
> figure out how you can help, and get stuck in.
> To quote Gandhi, "be the change you want to see in the project."
> Welcome to the team. ;)
> On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 4:04 PM, john.tiger <
> >wrote:
> > I've tried to get things going on documentation (probably the biggest
> > reason couchdb is not more popular) - I put an initial outline forward -
> > then nothing - no response.  this is not how to build a successful
> > contributor community.  Certainly not like active great projects like
> > nodejs, inkscape, ....
> >
> > I read somewhere that Apache Foundation is where projects go to die.  I
> > hope this is not the case with couchdb but if there is no communication
> and
> > no community, the project will die.   Perhaps there is a small team that
> is
> > being sponsored and trying to do it themselves, but it will not progress
> > fast enough (and disregards the whole idea of why open source works).
> >  Let's move this forward - let's have some communication!
> >
> --
> NS

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