Re: Ion-general Digest, Vol 46, Issue 2
On Mon, 2010-04-05 at 17:57 +0400, Mikle Krutov wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 05, 2010 at 03:27:27PM +0200, M Rawash wrote:
> > On Mon, 2010-04-05 at 12:42 +0200, Domingo Gomez wrote:
> > > Hi to everybody,
> > > I know that I haven't posted much since I subscribed.
> > > But, before deciding wheter to fork or not, who is going to
> > > be the boss, the one who makes order from chaos?
> > > As far as I understand, nobody, applied, right?
> > > Best,
> > > Domingo
> > >
> > >
> > I think we should should put it to a vote, are you interested?
> > M Rawash
> My opinion is - start writing the code and you'll be the leader of your own fork.
> People will like it - people will form a team with you, will send patches, etc.
> Vote is useless with no code. Boss with brilliant ideas and no coding skills is useless too.
I think this is how it works with a lot of startup projects and some
offshoot forks (that are often short-lived and completely useless),
which have no established community, where the leader was just there
when everybody came; however, forks that are spawn from the sudden-death
of a project, like what we're trying to establish here, and like a few
success stories i personally witnessed
( http://foswiki.org/About/WhyThisFork ), are different, they require a
lot of coordinated work, where the process becomes more democratic and
the leader doesn't have to be the best coder, maybe just a good leader
with some experience (and of course, full awareness of what he's getting
just my tuppence...