Zenja, you are technically correct. I would personally identify four layers
1. the elite, the top guns. The devs!2. Those not good enough to join #1, but good enough to hack on an app or two
3. Enthusiastic users who evangelise on forums and mailing lists 4. Casual users (I'd self-identify as #3, slowly moving into #2)Now you are right that #1 makes the decision. But why should that stop 2-4 from making their ideas known? If #1 ignores them often enough, they will just shrug their shoulders and move to ZevenOS :-)
On 14 Oct 2009, at 12:11 AM, Zenja Solaja wrote:
I apologise in advance if this email seems a bit too harsh, but it doesconvey a very important fact. Haiku is not a Democracy - it will not satisfy the *wishes* of itscommunity, no matter how noble they may be and how popular the opinions are. Haiku is an Autocracy - the CORE developers (you know, the guys who slave away during the evenings, weekends, who sacrifice a lot of things to make Haiku happen) have the final say in what features will be developed, whenHaiku will be released, etc.
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