Subject: Re: Design by Community
Date: Wednesday 8th February 2006 12:10:12 UTC (over 11 years ago)
It isn't about "Design by community" but "Design IN the community". The former assumes everyone has something useful to say, the latter merely recognizes the value of code review, security checking, third party input that -may- be valuable, and possibly getting help. If you design stuff in secret then publish it, it will have no review of quality, no style checking, no security audit, no extra pairs of eyes and extra brains on it. Mouths are in oversupply but brains/eyes are not. Metacity and Nautilus have had many suggestions made and many of those went into the bin, but people were able to work on it, to build complementary tools and to help.