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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@...>
Subject: Re: OSS-QM again ...
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 01:06:56 +0000 (UTC)
Mike Frysinger posted on Tue, 17 Aug 2010 15:55:25 -0400 as excerpted:

> On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 11:58 AM, Enrico Weigelt wrote:
>> That's yet another reason why I'd like package maintainers to push
>> their changes into the oss-qm repo. That would be a great help for
>> others having to deal with the same package.
> 
> nothing is stopping individual maintainers from contributing to your
> project.  however, that doesnt mean you need to keep broadcasting
> updates to an unrelated list (like any Gentoo list).  start your own
> mailing list and get people to subscribe to it. -mike

FWIW, you (Enrico) might get more traction if you go a more "official" 
route.  Do the whole FLOSS PR bulletin thing, announcing thru LWN, 
LinuxMag, LXer, etc.  Slashdot and the like wouldn't be bad, either.  Make 
it look like a proper community service, perhaps even commercial or semi-
commercial, ala github or the like.  Get a couple projects using it and it 
may well take itself from there.

The problem with doing it this way is that there's no official 
recognition, no CYA if a project decides to try to use it and then, for 
whatever reason, the sources get compromised somehow.  I mean, what would 
it look like if Gentoo did start using it, and then it got compromised 
somehow?  Nobody recognizes the name, so all the stories on it would be 
"well, it serves them right for not checking out the folks who they have 
providing the service."  Once it's a recognized "official" service of some 
sort, perhaps with a commercial link, at least some of that goes away.

-- 
Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman



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