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Re: [whatwg] A New Way Forward for HTML5 (revised)

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 08:34:35 -0400
Message-ID: <4A6D9EDB.5000001@intertwingly.net>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, WHATWG <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> 
> The lesson I would learn from open source is that finding people willing 
> to do useful work is much more important than tools or project 
> organization. While good projects strive to refine their process, my 
> experience is that people who start out by 
> asking project-wide tools or process changes to enable their 
> contribution rarely turn into valuable contributors. On the other hand, 
> people who start out by making substantive contributions within the 
> existing process often have excellent insights into how to improve the 
> process and tools from there. That's not to say this is universal - just 
> what my experience has been in ~14 years of open source development on 
> various projects.

+1

> Regards,
> Maciej

P.S.  My experience (with Decimal) is that the development model for 
Linux and HTML5 are well more open than WebKit.  YMMV.
Received on Monday, 27 July 2009 12:35:24 UTC

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