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From Eric Evans <>
Subject Re: Review-Then-Commit
Date Thu, 12 Nov 2009 16:56:16 GMT
On Thu, 2009-11-12 at 11:36 -0500, Greg Stein wrote:
> > I agree with you, but tabled my protest because in practice what we
> > have is working, doesn't seem to be a barrier to contribution, and >
> > everyone seems happy with it (even the casual contributors).
> I wouldn't say "everyone". This whole thread started because at least
> one person is not happy with it.

You're right, I wasn't being very precise with my wording. "Overwhelming
majority", or "people actually doing the work" would have been better.

> > I actually work with these people on a daily basis, and I trust that
> > when/if it actually does become a problem, that people will be open
> > to changing it.
> This actually scares me a bit. That a discussion of methodology is
> happening among a few people at work, rather than among everybody on
> the mailing list.

Maybe this is another case of me not being precise enough with my

I routinely collaborate with the members of the Cassandra community, on
IRC and mailing lists, (not at my place of employment).

> >> My opinion is that it is very unfortunate that Cassandra feels that
> >> it cannot trust its developers with a CTR model, and pushes RTC as
> >> its methodology. The group-mind smashes down the creativity of the
> >> individual, excited, free-thinking contributor.
> >
> > Cassandra is in incubation, so by all means, use the IPMC group-mind
> > to smash the individual, excited, and free-thinking Cassandra 
> > contributors into submission.
> My opinion was asked, and I answered. Please don't ascribe more to it
> than that. 

Sure, but the IPMC is in a position of power, and can impose it's will
upon the project (including CTR vs. RTC), right?

Eric Evans

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