[Linux-aus] RELEASE: DON'T LET YOUR VENDOR'S ROADMAP LEAD YOU UP THE GARDEN PATH
conz at cyber.com.au
Wed May 12 16:12:02 UTC 2004
On Wed, May 12, 2004 at 05:48:35PM +1000, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Con Zymaris">
> > "Open source is not about creating some form of roadmap and then ramming
> > it down users' throats," continued Brooks.
> These are interesting words to choose, when quite a number of FOSS projects
> are developing future-looking roadmaps that, while intended to be fulfilled,
> may not be. :-)
Yes, but think about the differences between FOSS and closed.
1) who sets the roadmap?
2) what recourse do users have to deviate from this roadmap.
3) How many of these are orphaned when there is a large installed base of
generally happy users?
Also, for FOSS, these are per-project roadmaps, not all-encompassing
system frameworks which require a big retooling job to migrate to or
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