[Sugar-devel] [Dextrose] Sugar Server project initiation announce

David Farning 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>
> wrote:
> > 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
looking too
> good. I mean -- Aleksey subscribed to the xs-devel list, and his first message
> was the opener of this thread.
> Classic.

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
server project.

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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