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Re: [opensuse-factory] The Future of SaX2
  • From: Egbert Eich <eich@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2009 11:06:55 +0100
  • Message-id: <20091204100655.GC9788@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, Dec 03, 2009 at 02:20:14AM +0100, Carlos E. R. wrote:
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On Wednesday, 2009-12-02 at 12:20 +0100, Egbert Eich wrote:


This may sound hostile but it is not: openSUSE is free software just
like SaX2. If people feel SaX2 is still of great value why can't they
step up and take it over?

Maybe we don't have the skills to do it.

This was the whole purpose of my original email.
As a free software developer who has devoted a lot of his spare time
on developing free software I always found the demanding attitude of
some users very inappropriate. This is no different regarding the demands
made on Novell.

We are users. We use. We don't "dev".
We ask for what we want/need. We can not do it ourselves.

Ok, that's fine. I don't expect everybody using openSUSE to be a developer.

But hey, if we want openSUSE to be a long term success story the community
around it that is able to do some sort of development needs to be a *lot*
larger than those people at Novell involved with it in one way or the other.

Please note: reporting bugs is good (especially if the bug reports are
useful) but it takes people to fix those bugs. If there aren't enough
bugs won't get fixed.

We can help in some other ways, but we cant develop or maintain.

In other words, we see you as our "suppliers".

Ok - who does 'you' refer to - besides me personally?


Egbert Eich (Res. & Dev.) SUSE LINUX Products GmbH
X Window System Development
Tel: +49 911-740 53 0
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nürnberg)
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