Re: Are you an open source developer?

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From: Rodent of Unusual Size (Ken.Coar@Golux.Com)
Date: Mon Oct 09 2000 - 13:08:05 PDT

Karl Anderson wrote:
> Rodent of Unusual Size <Ken.Coar@Golux.Com> writes:
> > Dave Winer wrote:
> > >
> > > The key point is that for a complex product there has to be someone
> > > in charge.
> >
> > Um, no. Personal opinions do not laws of nature make.
> >
> > > Same with software, at least I've never seen a counter-example.
> >
> > The various Apache projects.
> Do you mean the modules? But these are meaningless without the Apache
> framework to be components of, so doesn't that dilute your argument?

No, I'm not talking about the modules. I'm talking about the
projects, like the HTTP server, Xerces, Xalan, Ant, Jakarta,
Cocoon, ...

> There's still an authority or small group of authorities which
> determines the API that the mods rely on, isn't there?

How small is small? The argument I'm addressing is the assertion
that a singular authority is required. In the case of the HTTP
server, 'small' is a matter of some dozens of people.. which,
IMNSHO, sinks the assertion in the deep briny.

#ken    P-)}

Ken Coar <http://Golux.Com/coar/> Apache Software Foundation <> "Apache Server for Dummies" <http://Apache-Server.Com/> "Apache Server Unleashed" <http://ApacheUnleashed.Com/>

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