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From Henri Yandell <>
Subject Re: [plea] get back to work
Date Tue, 23 Dec 2003 16:01:44 GMT

On Tue, 23 Dec 2003, Phil Steitz wrote:

> Greg Stein wrote:
> <snip>
> >
> > How does J-C fit into this? What I see is a loosely knit group of
> > developers each working on one or more components. There is definitely a
> > feeling of community, but the codebases and the people working on them
> > form discrete subgroups. As an easy example: the codec component really
> > only has two committers on it. I'm not sure that constitutes a problem,
> > but it also seems to indicate that the community != interested developers
> > which means that those developers cannot necessarily do what they want
> > (or believe is best) with the code that interests them.
> I disagree.  The "discrete subgroups" are very fluid and there is a lot of
> interaction and cross-pollination among them.  Codec in fact has 8 people
> listed as "committers."  I have never seen an example where a commons
> developer (committer or not) is unable to "do what they want...with the
> code that interests them" because of community fragmentation.  Sometimes
> people disagree and some ideas are rejected by the community, but there is
> nothing stopping any developer from getting involved in any commons
> component.  There are also *lots* more people than the [codec] committers
> who read and comment on [codec] posts.


I try to stay on top of all of the 'Children of Utils' components, which
includes codec. I was surprised that I've only made the one commit to
codec in its current cvs location.


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