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From Mike Brodbelt <m.brodb...@acu.ac.uk>
Subject Re: Development Task and Priorities (was Re: Print on demand using FOP)
Date Thu, 18 Mar 2004 10:20:23 GMT
Chris Bowditch wrote:
> Mike Brodbelt wrote:
> 
> <snip/>
> 
>>Yes please :-). One problem at the moment is that the website (which is
>>excellent, on the whole) has no reference to a development timeline, and
>>a new user will notice that the last release was 9 months ago, and
>>wonders what's happening. Admittedly, a bit of additional searching will
>>take them to the mailing list archives, but one has to do a lot of
>>reading to build up a picture of the current state of play.
> 
> 
> Timelines are a concept that dont fit with the open source development 
> model. In the commercial world, employees can be allocated work and 
> expected to complete it within a time frame. In open source, there are 
> no "employees", so work is completed in an adhoc fashion.

Yes, I've been around OSS stuff for long enough to know that asking for
timelines is usually futile :-). But one can always hope....

Mike.


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