David Fetter wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 05:40:12PM -0500, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > Lukas Kahwe Smith wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I think another point you need to bring out more clearily is that
> > > the community is also often "miffed" if they feel they have been
> > > left out of the design and testing phases. This is sometimes just
> > > a reflex that is not always based on technical reasoning. Its just
> > > that as you correctly point out are worried of being "high-jacked"
> > > by companies.
> > I hate to mention an emotional community reaction in this document.
> You don't have to name it that if you don't want to, although respect
> (or at least a good simulation of it) is crucial when dealing with any
> person or group. Handing the community a /fait accompli/ is a great
> way to convey disrespect, no matter how well-meaning the process
> originally was.
> > We normally just highlight the inefficiency of a company doing
> > things on their own, and the wasted effort of them having to make
> > adjustments.
> Would it really hurt to touch on some of the "whys" of this?
Sure, I mention that once they deal with the community, it might
requires extensive rewriting:
This means the employee is not benefitting from community oversight
and suggestions, often leading to a major rewrite when a patch is
submitted to the community.
Bruce Momjian bruce(at)momjian(dot)us
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