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Re: [opensuse-web] Why PgConf US chose OSEM
Hey,

On 25.01.2017 16:04, Adam Spiers wrote:
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:

http://blog.pgconf.us/2017/01/an-investment-in-future-why-pgconfus.html

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 :-)
[...]
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.

Are they? I don't think so.

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.

But some people don't want to / can't cope with that. They don't really want to collaborate, it's a burden for them, they are not equipped for that, they don't tick like that.

I would even argue that the amount of people who wont/can't collaborate is way higher than the amount of people who are open to this. It's just like that.

And that means what you call 'waste of effort' I call people that we don't have to integrate into projects against their will/nature :-)

Henne

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