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From Erik de Bruin <e...@ixsoftware.nl>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] taking Apache Flex to the next level
Date Fri, 04 Jan 2013 16:38:46 GMT
Alex, I see where you're coming from, and I don't necessarily disagree
on principle, but your statement does not compute:

Success is meeting or exceeding expectations, but this project can't
have expectations because of the way it's set up... Does this mean you
don't see any way for this project to be successful?

I'm exaggerating the point because I think it is key to the message we
can send to the world, not to be antagonistic per se :-)


On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 5:32 PM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:
> On 1/4/13 8:02 AM, "Erik de Bruin" <erik@ixsoftware.nl> wrote:
>> I'm not talking Roadmap here, Alex, but even Open Source projects done
>> the Apache way can have a direction and maybe even actual goals.
>> One definition might be: "maintaining the project status quo by
>> preventing any discussion about common goals"
>> Another might be: "bringing the power of the Flex framework to
>> multiple, vendor independent platforms"
>> Or even: "one framework to rule them all" ;-)
>> I'm not saying we need any kind of fixed target or anything else that
>> might somehow be in conflict with the strict definition of the Apache
>> Way, what I'm looking for is giving people willing to help out
>> evangelising Apache Flex some kind of handle, something to start
>> building an effective campaign upon.
>> EdB
> Erik, I just think that meeting or exceeding expectations is a key to
> success.  With volunteer work forces and no hierarchical organizational
> constraints it is dangerous to set expectations.
> One can certainly infer direction based on past actions and current actions.
> There is actual code being written to try to get Flex to run without Flash.
> There are discussions going on about JS output and framework rewrites.  A
> good marketing person can create excitement about what is happening now
> without having to promise too far into the future.
> --
> Alex Harui
> Flex SDK Team
> Adobe Systems, Inc.
> http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui

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