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Re: [Xaraya_devel] PMC 2009: Platform for Ticket

Subject: Re: [Xaraya_devel] PMC 2009: Platform for Ticket
From: Marty Vance
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 13:28:26 -0700
Newsgroups: xaraya.devel
jojodee wrote:

> Marty Vance wrote:
> 
>>jojodee wrote:
>>
>>
>>>If the 2x development is totally closed to people, then i don't see this
>>>as a good thing for xaraya especially as an opensource projecxt more
>>>generally  - it  probably has the secondary effect of promoting more
>>>activity in 1x again.
>>
>>2x development has never been closed per se, but in my opinion it's also
>>never been particularly out in the open.  Never deliberately hidden, but
>>at the same time little deliberate effort to make it known to those not
>>already involved with it.
>>
> 
> I wasn't talking about 2x development here at xaraya.com being 'totally
> closed'. 2x development has never been closed at xaraya.com. The code
> has always been open, on mtn notices, dicussed in irc, and on trac and
> available to anyone who wants it via monotone or nightly snapshots. It
> looks like it just stopped at some point.
> 
> My comments were about 2x development going on in private now - totally
> out of the public eye - ie closed source development. That's the
> development you mentioned was going on now for 2x. That must have been a
> deliberate choice made to do that rather than commit to 2x repositories.
> 
> The "2x" project is now not a xaraya project from what you are saying,
> but a private initiative in code that you hope will take over from the
> public branch.
> 
> That in turn is now having the opposite effect of what was the policy
> here, and i know what marc used to want. Its effect seems to be to
> encourage  more 1x development rather than the focus on 2x development,
> at least in the 'xaraya' project.
> 
> That was what i meant, just to clarify.
> 
> Jo


I don't want to speak for Marc, but I will say that 2x development has 
not been taken "closed source", it's merely been reduced to what is 
essentially a one person effort.  His reasons for going about it this 
way are his alone, based on his own singular needs.  Marc isn't the only 
one who has taken a similar path.
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