Re: Presentation: Adoption and Trends

From: Bruce Momjian
Subject: Re: Presentation: Adoption and Trends
Date: ,
Msg-id: 200312012003.hB1K3ff02808@candle.pha.pa.us
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In response to: Re: Presentation: Adoption and Trends  (Josh Berkus)
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Josh Berkus wrote:
> Bruce,
>
> > Josh, I still need your OK to use your name on the slide talking about
> > open source development structures.
>
> OK, now I've had time to view it.
>
> My one worry is that my pigeonholing of projects by name was based on the OSS
> rumor mill rather than extensive research.  For example, my putting XFree86
> into the "corporate council" category was based on a couple of editorials on
> Slashdot ... hardly reliable information.  (Gnome is a little more
> substantial, being based on a description of their governance related to me
> by a Sun staff member).   Java might be a better example of a "corporate
> council" project, as it is owned by Sun but heavily influenced by IBM, BEA,
> and a few other companies.
>
> Unfortunately, I really don't see my getting the time to verify this
> catagorization for each project before you leave for Japan -- I'm still
> catching up from being out of town.  So if you don't either, I'd suggest a
> fat disclaimer on the page.

The presentation is not designed to give factual information about other
projects, but to give people a flavor of the other structures out there.

> Incidentally, a Debian contributor pointed out that Debian is a really good
> candidate for category #1.

Yes.

> FWIW, I don't really buy your "uniqueness" argument, but it's your
> presentation.

Uniqueness is probably too strong a word.  I was just trying to point
out its unusual attributes.

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