not a big man on campus here, but i feel like it since rasmus
jumped in on the talk! ;D
Waldo: sure. ska does exist. but ska is not about listening to
an album. it's about being there at the show with the
clothes, the brass, the scene, having your own private
skank. i'm trying to emphasis what i feel is happening in
our world here. times change and we've got to adapt, right?
i mean i see your point, but i'm not as much a fan of the relics
of an empire. i'd rather be in the empire itself.
i guess that's why i joined the ruby-talk list.
its activity is inspiring. that project is definitely thriving. it's
nice to even have new CVS commits almost daily. it's a candy
language and very tasty at that! and although i can do no more
than reminisce on some of the old (now smoldering) projects I once
loved, a certain vein flows into a newer project with life.
rasmus: your individual thoughts concerning community
expectations and project size are wonderful. it's the tortoise and
the hare, right? :D slow and steady wins the race. so when is
the race over? when is the child fully grown into a man and
later buried? an actor is lucky because he knows when the play
is over so he can bow and let the curtain close. we go until
the curtain closes while we are performing! applause is stifled
when the act has not closed yet. but it will, it will.
i think of litestep. and how its later revisions
slowed as new dev teams came in. the dev teams have slowed to the
point where they don't even have time to appoint new devs! and they've
got thousands of active users clamouring. they've been stuck on a
24.6 release for two years. at one point we got close, but the devs
withdrew. capable people will not always pull through even on a small project.
there's something about having the father of a project around.
i don't think free software will die, but i don't have qualms
entertaining the idea. it is a possibility that supporters would
shrink to the head of a pin. i have heard some recent speak that
goes something like this: come on! where is everyone?! get
coding! i would say that demand (and criticism more so!)
will not encourage developers. seems like that would worry
other people too?