[Dextrose] [Sugar-devel] Sugar Server project initiation announce
dfarning at activitycentral.com
Sat Jun 11 03:06:09 EDT 2011
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Langhoff [mailto:martin.langhoff at gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, June 10, 2011 11:46 PM
> To: David Farning
> Cc: Aleksey Lim; server-devel at lists.laptop.org;
sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org;
> olpc-au at lists.laptop.org; dextrose at lists.sugarlabs.org
> Subject: Re: [Dextrose] [Sugar-devel] Sugar Server project initiation announce
> On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 10:44 PM, David Farning <dfarning at activitycentral.com>
> > You are 100% correct in these criticisms and concerns about Activity
> > Central. We are a new company working in a new market. Failures and
> mistakes are inevitable.
> > If you have been hurt by those mistakes, I apologize and accept full
> > responsibility for them.
> Hi David! Look -- thanks for being so frank and open. Past it the past, and
> made mistakes aplenty myself. What I was trying to say
> was: you seem to be doing the same thing again. Like now. I mean -- today.
> How 'bout taking a slightly different tack? You just posted last week about
> licking, which if you think about it... that perhaps applies to those big
> announcements last year for example.
> Perhaps could apply to this server thing -- we don't know yet. As I said, I
> hope I am wrong.
> Anyway -- of course there may be business reasons for your forking. Happens.
> It's just that on the "working with the existing project", the score isn't
> good. I mean -- Aleksey subscribed to the xs-devel list, and his first message
> was the opener of this thread.
Based on Aleksey's past history of making good technical decisions, producing
good implementations based on his designs, and his ability to work effectively
with the existing community, I believe that what he produces will be a net gain
for the Sugar/olpc ecosystem.
As such, AC has given him the freedom to spend the next 6 months working on the
The technical decisions of how Aleksey solves the problem are separate from the
business decisions of where Activity Central allocates its developer resources
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