Subject: Credit, Leadership and Vision [Was: Sorry State]
Date: Wednesday 8th February 2006 17:01:56 UTC (over 11 years ago)
> Jeff, you're right that Steve Jobs style "big press release" is > incompatible with community development (though I don't think it's a moral > issue perhaps, I think it's legitimate to make the tradeoff as long as one > is willing to eat the consequences). Hmm, so that wasn't a point that I was trying to make, and oddly enough, I also disagree! ;-) I definitely think there is room for the contributing companies to make sure they get credit for their contributions. Even with "in community" development (as opposed to "by community" development, thanks to Alan for an important clarification), I think it's doable and valuable. > But the larger problem right now is what I described above, the lack of > direction; if the community had that, they would just steamroll over the > cosmetics coming in from the Linux distributions. We are without coherent leadership. You emphasised having a vision/agenda in your email, where I tend to emphasise leadership or structure, to aid in the creation of that agenda. Is this a chicken / egg problem that we have to solve? - Jeff -- FOSDEM 2006: Brussels, Belgium http://www.fosdem.org/2006 Markets are what you sell bubbly health drinks, fluorescent blow up furniture and mobile phone ring melodies to.