[openbeos] Re: Leaving OpenBeOS : David

  • From: "Matt Verran" <matt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2002 18:23:48 GMT

>Axel Dörfler wrote:
>> Exactly, but despite its professional presentation,
>> David's statements are just rants,
>Be that as it may, David is not someone who would just rant
>for the sake of it. I actually met him a couple of months
>ago here in Cape Town (you may not know that he's a
>professional airline pilot), and I didn't get the impression
>he'd leave something that in many ways is dear to him if
>there was no substance to it.
>Actually, I find it quite amazing what reaction (on this
>list) his statement drew. I would have expected a little
>more introspection and soul-searching, but instead (at least
>it appears to me as) it's just put aside as a rant in which
>certain individuals don't see much truth, and that (even if
>it's just me) I think is dangerous, especially in the light
>of people like Frans van Nispen and Ithamar Adema leaving
>the team.
>Remember.... there aren't all that many people interested in
>BeOS/OBOS, and having highly skilled folks like the three
>mentioned leave is indeed a heavy loss.
>> (and, of course we can improve things, but that's mostly
>> like all things could be improved - and doesn't have much 
>> to do with what David wrote)
>If they can be improved, why aren't they improved then? 
>I also understand that not all ideas put forward are
>feasible, but sometimes I think there is too little vision
>present here and too much short-sightedness and
>egocentricity. And that doesn't do anyone good, least of all
>the project as whole.
>Just my 0.02,

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