On Thu, 2010-09-16 at 12:07 +0200, DenverD wrote:
Henne Vogelsang wrote:
> On 16.09.2010 10:35, DenverD wrote:
>> but, it _seems_ to me that there has been a sharp drop off of Novell
>> employees contributing/posting to the mail lists/forums since the
>> NYPost scoop..
> LOL, oh please...
I would hardly consider the time period between the Post's scoop and now
as indicative of a dropoff by anyone, Novell employee or anyone. That's
just too short of a period to reflect anything meaningful.
And even if an agreement to sell is indeed going to happen 4 weeks from
now, there is still a long period ahead of us for regulatory review of
the buyout. We won't see any major changes in the very near future, for
>> i wonder what happens if (as has happened too often in recent weeks)
>> the forum (or mail lists/irc/wiki/etc) machines/nets need TLC to
>> return to work...
> Then the people who care for that will take care of that. Like always.
I agree with Henne's statement here. People invested personally in the
Project are invested personally because they care. And if they care
more or less after such a sale occurs, we'll deal with it at that time.
No use getting paranoid and starting a witch hunt to figure out who is
going to stay and who is going to leave before it happens.
just thinking out loud: do 'we' need to make
some backup plans
_before_ the communications networks go down and _then_ learn our
corporate sponsor has lost interest in 'we' and has decided to save
those man hours for more profitable endeavors ??
Would you stop spreading this FUD? Do you really think that we are that
spineless? A lot of your contributions make me wonder if you would not
be better of in some other project where you feel comfortable to take
off your tinfoil hat. Have you considered that? :)
I give you my word that openSUSE will not drop off the face of the
earth. No matter what the future brings.
believe it or not, i'm not worried about anything dropping off the
face of the earth so much as how we will reconstitute capability *if*
the mail lists/wiki/fora and etc were to suddenly be unsupported
if you are sure everything is gonna be smooth, then
its just in my former lives it was always best to plan for the worst,
and hope for the best..
my experience is if you plan for the best, it is difficult to re-plan
in the dark.
ymmv, tinfoil or not.
I think Denver asks a fair question, though perhaps could have been
worded more clearly. It is fair to ask ourselves as a community...
"What could this mean for us and how does this impact us?" However, its
a hard question to answer because we truly don't know the details. As
far as I can tell, even inside SUSE, most people at Novell don't know
anything more than what the rest of us know from that NY Post scoop. We
have no idea who this buyer is and how this buyer will recognize
openSUSE as a valuable commodity that benefits the SLE enterprise
Regardless of a buyout or not, it is always good for the Community to
look at itself and ask itself if it is on good solid sure ground. Such
a question about the future of the Project and where we are should be
asked regardless of Novell's activities and that's the attitude we need
to focus on.
Truth be told, the stronger we make ourselves as an important "upstream"
project of the SLE family, the more Novell, or its successor, or anyone,
will take notice of us and recognize that we're here to stay and we do
something very important here.
So, keep your heads focused on the prize -- openSUSE Project, and don't
let the activities of our partners deter from what we are doing.
Bryen M Yunashko
openSUSE Board Member
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