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From Clinton Begin <clinton.be...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Sun lashes out at open source J2SE
Date Tue, 24 May 2005 18:51:44 GMT
Well said.

Failure is easy to predict, and any average person can do it.

It is more virtuous to fail having tried, than to succeed in predicting 
failure.

Therein lies the difference between average people, and exceptional people.

Clinton Begin
http://www.ibatis.com



On 5/24/05, Dan Lydick <dlydick@earthlink.net> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Mladen Turk <mturk@apache.org>
> > To: <harmony-dev@incubator.apache.org>
> > Date: 5/24/05 5:41:28 AM
> > Subject: Re: Sun lashes out at open source J2SE
> >
> > Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> 
> > > Eh.
> 
> > >
> 
> > > Lets just keep to our purpose and message of compatibility and
> 
> > > openness.
> 
> >
> 
> > When we move from 'enthusiasm' to the 'project' more and more
> 
> > 'doubts' will be seen :)
> 
> 
> As we move along, we _must_ remember the
> little ditty attributed to Henry Ford:
> 
> 
> "Success is going from one failure to the next
> without loss of enthusiasm."
> 
> 
> Let's remember that we are at this point
> an assemblage of disparate but interested
> professionals. We don't have to get
> _everything_ right the first time, but
> we do need to build a community of the
> interested.
> 
> Notice a regular theme in this list being
> to build community first, tinker in the
> sandbox second, and build something third,
> (goto step 2 until finished, and reinforce
> step 1 where necessary).
> 
> We're gonna get things WRONG from time to
> time, but if we're a community, we'll get
> errors corrected and build it RIGHT.
> 
> In all our enthusiasm, in all our doubts,
> let's be patient while we are jumping in
> to our next failure, because eventually
> WE WILL SUCCEED if we keep at it....
> 
> 
> Just thought y'all needed that!
> 
> 
> 
> >
> 
> > Let's just play our song and let others have all the doubts they wish.
> 
> >
> 
> > Regards,
> 
> > Mladen.
> 
> 
> 
> Dan Lydick
> 
> 
> 
>

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