On Wed, 15 Sep 2004, Justin Mason wrote:
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>>> That's pretty disappointing -- both of those have been documented
> as typical incorrect assumptions made by people who haven't really
> looked into how it works in practice.
>> For example, "we accept code from strangers" is a lot different from
> "we stringently vet and quite often reject code from strangers,
> unless it works, makes sense, and is any good".
Okay, I've been reading further, and it just gets better and better...
For everybody's perusal: http://www.calibre.ie/roadmap.php
Containing such wonderful gems as:
OSS less attractive to talented hackers when it becomes part of the
'Alpha-male' territorial squabbles in scarce reputation culture
Apparently fixing this "requires a multi-disciplinary team", and a
"series of workshops and conferences".
I can't help feeling that this kind of stuff isn't helping - that the
reality gets tainted and blurred and demeaned by stuff like this. It's a
Nobel-prize winning manuscript, and because they've never learned
to read or write, they look at the handwriting, and damn it with faint
Others (who can't read or write either) will take their assessment and run
with it. And others still will never look at reading or writing
because it's been shown there's nothing really there.
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