2009/1/19, Lars Marowsky-Bree email@example.com:
On 2009-01-16T16:22:25, Birger Kollstrand firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
There is an overwhelming desire to create different implementations of the same problem.
This is an apparently necessary step before convergence can happen; the community tends to have the resources to explore many (subtly) different technical/social/organizational directions at once before converging. That is actually one of the strengths.
Yes I agree, but I also belive that a structured unit like a company can help out in the process of actually getting a convergence. Either by supporting directly with development resources or by trying to lead the community by asking different teams to work together.
I do not believe many projects would take it badly if a leading person from openSUSE-Novell asked if there where any common ground that wold gain all.
Or simply by discussing with community projects that this and that functionality would be a benefit for openSUSE?