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Re: [opensuse-web] Why PgConf US chose OSEM
  • From: Adam Spiers <aspiers@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:04:02 +0000
  • Message-id: <20170125150401.itwzuulizzdzatto@pacific.linksys.moosehall>
Henne Vogelsang <hvogel@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 25.01.2017 11:10, Adam Spiers wrote:
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

I see this pattern of wheel-reinvention and "competition
vs. collaboration" time and time again, in so many areas of FL/OSS.
It's such a frustrating waste of effort

I have a post in the pipeline too about this phenomenon, just from the other side of the coin. Maybe it helps you to get less frustrated with this :-)

I really like that I only (have to) collaborate with people that really want to collaborate with me, on the specifics of a project, with the used technology, in the style, fashion and tone of the community.

Me too!

Instead of people that collaborate with me for the sake of optimization of world-wide free software engineering resources. I think healthy collaboration (people loving to work together) is as important, if not more important, than resource optimization.

It makes this Free Software world continue despite my immediate technical need because I do a big percentage of my work just because I love the people I work with (👋 @Stella & @Chris ❤️❤️❤️), not because it makes sense :-)

I agree 100%! But the two sides should not be mutually exclusive. It is usually possible to have fun and enjoy collaborating with people remotely.
True, this does require those running existing projects to be welcoming to newcomers and receptive to their ideas and requests for features, fixes etc. In my experience this is true in the majority of cases. Granted, there are occasionally situations where you want to collaborate on a project which has real technical merit, but you are blocked by unhelpful or unpleasant maintainers, and in those cases I would agree that the freedom to walk away is crucial. But so is the freedom to fork the project and run the fork in a more open and cooperative manner than the original, and the community has many prominent examples of this being a more productive route than starting again from scratch, of which LibreOffice vs OpenOffice is just one. --
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