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From Garrett Rooney <>
Subject Re: httpd has no reason to improve...
Date Mon, 22 Aug 2005 19:39:14 GMT
Paul A Houle wrote:

>    I don't see end users clamoring for mod_ftp,  or mod_snmpd.  What's 
> the point of writing a squid replacement unless you can actually make 
> something better?

You seem to be under the mistaken impression that it's the users who 
decide what the project does.  Apache projects (along with most other 
open source projects) are developer driven, if there are developers 
interested in working on something, be it mod_ftp, mod_smtpd, or 
whatever, it will get done, otherwise it won't.  If the users want 
something to happen and people aren't working on it, they can work on it 
themselves or hire someone to do it for them, but just saying "nobody 
wants this" is meaningless, since clearly the developers who are writing 
the code do want it, and that's all that really matters.


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