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From Serge Knystautas <ser...@lokitech.com>
Subject Re: [ANN] Avalon Closed
Date Mon, 20 Dec 2004 04:53:00 GMT
Niclas Hedhman wrote:
>>That doesn't mean it's fair, or even matters that much.
> Passing judgement on someone often doesn't matter much, except to the 
> 'convicted'. "Not guilty" vs "4 weeks in jail with parole" can change 
> someone's life dramatically.
> Never-the-less.

Someone could write a novel on all the ways I've failed with respect to 
the James project.  Did you see that huge list of terrible dependencies? 
  I was the original code donator that got convinced to adopt to this 
Avalon product (...that was only a few months away from releasing this 
great server platform.)  Hell, we're still losing to sendmail!

I just don't know what the big deal is about failing an open source 
project.  I certainly would never compare it to a conviction, guilt, or 

> Are you hinting that ASF's significance will diminish over time, as it is 
> unable to cope with its own growth in light of the legacy?
> Is there a scalability issue with OSS in general? In ASF?
> Are there long-term problems of keeping smaller projects healthy? How about 
> the larger ones? Do they need the benevolent dictator with his lieutenants?

In a word, "dunno."

Serge Knystautas
Lokitech >> software . strategy . design >> http://www.lokitech.com
p. 301.656.5501
e. sergek@lokitech.com

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