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From Dan Creswell <...@dcrdev.demon.co.uk>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Source drop and bug database
Date Fri, 05 Jan 2007 10:06:02 GMT
Mark Brouwer wrote:
> Hi Dan,
> Dan Creswell wrote:
>> Mark Brouwer wrote:
>>> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>>>> I think that it's something that doesn't need to be decided up front -
>>>> it's something that can evolve as the community does.
>>> While I understand it is quite easy to move things around in the
>>> repository, it is always troubles for those working on the project. So a
>>> little bit of thinking up front won't do any harm.
>> Agreed but do you not feel like we're still guessing for the most part?
>> Especially as we haven't got much in the way of feedback from the
>> community to give us a hint as to how they might want things done?
> Maybe I'm having a non-ASF compliant opinion here, for which no doubt I
> will be keelhauled if so. But we have an initial committer list, that
> means we have enough people willing to work here so we can move forward
> in a way that *we* want, biased of course by each person own supporters
> ;-).


> Anybody else can raise his voice and become involved and I think the
> people here have shown in length to listen and discuss any issue brought
> up, so I'm not afraid that we block participation. But I am of the
> opinion we should stop trying and waiting to listen to the silent mass
> (for each of us represents an unknown percentage of the silent Jini
> community).

As it happens, so am I but I have to test whether other people feel the
same ;)

> People know the River project has started, based on the number of
> subscribers I think a lot have confidence in this initial committer list
> to make the right decisions till it gets rolling. If that turns out to
> be a bad assumption they are punished for their lack of interest ;-)
> and will likely raise their voice somewhere in the future.

Punished indeed!

> But let me add my new disclaimer for this year:
> "None of my opinions are as strong in reality as my words might
> indicate, it is just a lack of fine social capabilities.".

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