[Sugar-devel] cookie licker

David Farning dfarning at activitycentral.com
Wed Jun 1 12:13:33 EDT 2011

Brilliant anti-pattern :)

Cookie licker - Picture a child who has had enough cookies, but wants to save
the last one for later. So they take it off the plate and lick it, to ensure
no-one else will eat it. The same phenomenon exists for community projects -
prominent community members reserve key features on the roadmap for themselves,
potentially depriving others of good opportunities to contribute. Beware of
over-committing, and leave space for community contributions in project
roadmaps. Be clear on what you will and will not do. [1]

How many of us have given into the temptation of licking a cookie or two :(


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