Re: [forum] XFree86's Future and thoughts and suggestions
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On Tue, Apr 01, 2003, David Dawes wrote: >It seems to be a little known fact that most of the current committers >who have made significant contributions to XFree86 did so *before* >they had commit access. The problem is this, its not just about commit access it's about the will of the core members to allow contributions into XFree86 so everyone can test it out instead of blowing the patch out of the water. I feel the whole core membership idea is a blockage to XFree86 development. User develops patch, gives it to Xpert@ it may get some criticisism and may go into the CVS tree or it may die silently. >The way I see it, the "community" says: "If you do X, you'll get >more people contributing". We do X, and then we hear "If you do >Y, you'll ...". I'm wondering what the next excuse will be if the >open commit access is given? If little things like this prevent people >from contributing, then they don't have much motivation. What excuse? Please admit to everyone you are afraid of change that would cause the loss of control over XFree86. You know and I know that's a not true, You certainly don't see Linus loosing control over the kernel by having lots of maintainers submit patches to him from developers all over. If you really want XFree86 to change you need to decide if you're willing to let the community, any by community I mean all kinds of developers input into XFree86. Shawn.
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