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Re: [opensuse-web] Why PgConf US chose OSEM
  • From: Adam Spiers <aspiers@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 10:10:53 +0000
  • Message-id: <20170125101053.bpaupfoh3o3yxj3k@pacific.linksys.moosehall>
Stella Rouzi (differentreality) <differentreality@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 8:16 PM, Joshua D. Drake <jd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Just thought I would share:

Thanks for sharing :D

Indeed, and even more thanks for your decision!

Recently the OpenStack community was in a similar position. I
suggested they consider OSEM as a possible solution. Sadly (for me
anyway) they decided to write something from scratch, which still has
numerous issues, and it's not clear to me how they are going to
attract a community of developers to the project from outside the
OpenStack ecosystem.

I see this pattern of wheel-reinvention and "competition
vs. collaboration" time and time again, in so many areas of FL/OSS.
You only have to look at the number of unmerged forks in any popular
repository on github to see this phenomenon. Here's one of countless

It's such a frustrating waste of effort; the various communities would
all be so much stronger if they didn't fragment so much. Ah well.
Human nature, I suppose. Sorry to let off steam - I guess I've had a
blog post on this brewing for quite some time.

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