[Sugar-devel] cookie licker

Christoph Derndorfer christoph.derndorfer at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 13:03:53 EDT 2011

On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 6:13 PM, David Farning
<dfarning at activitycentral.com>wrote:

> 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 :(
> David
> 1 -
> http://www.visionmobile.com/blog/2011/01/open-source-community-building-a-guide-
> to-getting-it-right/

Very interesting article, in combination with some of the resources it links
to this definitely provides a lot of food for thought.

Thanks a lot for sharing,
P.S. I call dibs on the "Cookie Lickers Anonymous" project I can see coming
up on the roadmap! ;-P

Christoph Derndorfer
co-editor, olpcnews
url: www.olpcnews.com
e-mail: christoph at olpcnews.com
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