[IAEP] Working with a commercial entity.
bernie at codewiz.org
Tue May 18 02:13:34 EDT 2010
El Mon, 17-05-2010 a las 18:19 -0400, Martin Langhoff escribió:
> On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 6:04 PM, Christoph Derndorfer
> <e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at> wrote:
> > "Done critically, creatively, and transparently, voluntary free software
> > projects
> There is a bit of misdirection in there. Projects are rarely defined
> as a "voluntary free software project". IMHE successful long term
> projects have diverse group of developers with diverse driving forces.
Kernel development was once led entirely by volunteers and is now
largely accomplished by employees of large corporates.
What did never change throughout 15 years of successful kernel
development is that developers come from a variety of industries,
bringing wildly different ideas while trying to reach the most disparate
objectives. No single entity controls Linux development exclusively,
making it the de-facto industry standard for almost any new device being
Before, the idea of a single kernel which could run on thousands of
architectures ranging from tiny access points to supercomputers was
Sugar needs to do the same: diversify its contributors by engaging
volunteers, commercial entities, governments, non-profits, academic
institutions... and of course deployments.
Giving up centralized control is key to success in distributed
// Bernie Innocenti - http://codewiz.org/
\X/ Sugar Labs - http://sugarlabs.org/
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