[openbeos] Re: Openness

  • From: "Jorge G. Mare (a.k.a. Koki)" <koki@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 11:45:43 -0700

Hi Stippi,

Stephan Assmus wrote:
> With regards to the GSoC 2007 effort, I did not mention it in relation
> to Haiku Inc., but as a living example that being open and engaging the
> community is in fact good, and that the old approach of doing everything
> behind the scenes does deny the opportunity to people outside of the
> admin group to participate and become engaged.

I cannot help it, but WTF are you talking about? In the beginning of this discussion, *specific* things were talked about, where Haiku could be more open. In the course of the discussion, you exaggerated your argument to the point that Haiku the project was completely closed until very recently?!? There are numerous examples for how things where decided right in the open. For example, future development of Haiku was discussed openly in the Glass Elevator project (so much for closed "roadmap"). Another example is the Icon contest. There are many more examples. I'm sorry to say this, but in the course of argueing your position, you completely lost touch with reality.

I am not sure why you react with so much hostility. My comment that you quote was just a good example of how open (GSoC 2007) has its benefits over closed (GSoC 2006). Nowhere did I say that everything is closed in Haiku, but that it has some areas that are obscure.



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