When to Fork and When to Spoon
mike at halcrow.us
Tue Mar 7 11:37:33 MST 2006
On Tue, Mar 07, 2006 at 08:45:36AM -0700, Hans Fugal wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Mar 2006 at 07:23 -0800, Jonathan Ellis wrote:
> > I was in this situation once. I did a total refactor of a sf
> > project (ImportScrubber) and the owner said, Great! You're the
> > new maintainer!
> > So be careful. :)
> Heh. Well I wouldn't really mind that, so long as it doesn't offend
> him in the process.
In Open Source Software development, you aren't going to last long if
you are always preoccupied with trying to keep from offending people.
<Agent Smith voice>It is inevitable</Agent Smith voice>.
I think Christoph Hellwig is a wonderful illustration of this
Michael A. Halcrow
Security Software Engineer, IBM Linux Technology Center
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