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From Shi Jinghai <sh...@langhua.cn>
Subject Re: ComputerWorld Article, Mentions OFBiz
Date Tue, 06 Mar 2007 07:01:49 GMT
I don't think so.

In Chinese, 兼听则明, which means you hear more on a thing's good and
bad, you see more on what the thing really is.

Time will show its justice.

在 2007-03-06二的 06:49 +0100,Jacopo Cappellato写道:
> Jonathon, all,
> Jonathon -- Improov wrote:
> > David (Jones),
> > 
> > What about those open source projects that are polished for OOTB 
> > convenience and experience? Even Apache (httpd) and Tomcat (both under 
> > Apache Licence 2.0?) have better OOTB "operational readiness" than 
> > OFBiz. Ie, they work well OOTB and they have very good and widely 
> > published docs to further fuel explosive rate of community development. 
> > (I understand you believe that approach won't benefit OFBiz; I don't 
> > know so I can't say.)
> > ...
> I'm sorry to interfere with a mail addressed to David Jones (via the 
> mailing list), but I think that my comments (not specifically addressed 
> to this Jonathon's mail) are worth of consideration:
> 1) if it's not really necessary, I would not want to see David Jones 
> time wasted reading/answering this kind of long messages about a subject 
> discussed at least 1000 times; David is one of the best 
> architects/developers in the project and we should all do our best to 
> leave him concentrated in the most critical tasks that can make the 
> project grow; in the last months I've noticed the bad habit to attempt 
> to attract David (and other core developers as well) in long and 
> unnecessary discussions
> 2) another very bad habit is to attribute to others your personal 
> re-elaboration of what others said: in this way, if the concept is 
> reported in an incomplete or incorrect way, you can create confusion to 
> new users and oblige the person to jump in and correct it. As a general 
> rule, never try to restate what you think that other said, just express 
> your thoughts (if they are of interest for the project).
> For example, Jonathon said: "I understand you (David) believe that 
> approach won't benefit OFBiz"
> I really don't think that David ever said something like this; the main 
> point here is that OFBiz and Tomcat are totally different products (as 
> discussed 10000 times).
> In general #1, #2 are harmful habits for a project and we should avoid them.
> Jacopo

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