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From Ted Leung <twle...@sauria.com>
Subject Re: What is a healthy community? WAS: log4net 1.2.9 beta release
Date Tue, 15 Mar 2005 23:52:02 GMT

On Mar 15, 2005, at 10:06 AM, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:

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> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>>
>> The trouble I have here is that I like to believe that company
>> affiliation is left at the door when it comes to governance, and is
>> irrelevant when it comes to technology in that of your employer wants
>> you to implement the Frooble Device driver, you implement it, as long
>> as there aren't valid technical reasons not to.
>
> Contrariwise, what if your employer wants you to discourage a 
> particular
> direction?
>
> Leaving one's employer at the door is an ideal.  Unfortunately, reality
> has this nasty habit of barging in and dropping phrases like 'undue
> influence' on the one side and 'worth your job' on the other.
>
> A package that has only N developers, all of who work for the same
> company.. how reliable would anyone assume the practices of 'do it
> for the greater good' and 'don't implement it if there are problems'
> to be?  Regardless of facts, there are likely to be perception issues.

Practical issues as well.  On a number of projects that I've been 
involved
with, people switching jobs has meant their departure from the project.
Not conducive to a sustainable community.

Ted


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