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From "Jacek Laskowski" <ja...@laskowski.net.pl>
Subject Re: Java EE 5.0
Date Tue, 07 Nov 2006 21:50:51 GMT
On 11/7/06, Rodent of Unusual Size <Ken.Coar@golux.com> wrote:

> The implicit assumption there is that the 'developers' all have
> the same interests.  That's not necessarily how it works.  If
> there are some people who are interested in EE 5 but not in the
> work on trunk, then they probably aren't contributing anything
> there now.  So creating a branch won't be sucking those people
> away from trunk, whereas *not* creating it won't advance the
> trunk work and *does* present an obstacle for those people.
>
> The uncertainty element here is people who are currently
> contributing to trunk but would switch over to an EE 5
> branch if one were created.  Those individuals would be happy,
> but the trunk work would suffer.
>
> On the other hand, part of what contributes to community is
> individual empowerment.  If there's insufficient interest in
> the trunk work to advance it, then that's pretty much all
> she wrote.  It becomes a dead horse.  Trying to mandate that
> people put aside their own interests and work on stuff
> that *doesn't* interest them isn't an Apache paradigm.  It
> has a lot more in common with commercial meet-the-deadline
> models.

Whow! Very well written! I like it. It should be part of our
documentation somewhere. I was leaning towards Dain's and Dave's views
and thought to withdraw my +1, but now it won't happen at all. Thanks
Ken!

Jacek

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