[Board] Anything for discussion here?

Seven (aka Arnulf) seven at arnulf.us
Thu Dec 8 08:39:05 PST 2011

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thanks for bringing this up. Actually I wanted to post a similar but
more aggressive thread to Discuss, just to get some feedback - but I did
not find it anymore.

As Ari says this appears to be an Apache foundation issue and does not
apply to OSGeo as much because we have a less formal approach to what
our projects use for code versioning or most everything else. This is
due to our self-organizing principle which seems to be the best way to
"manage" our projects.

But it does raise the issue of how an old foundation can get younger
people interested. (Yes, we are just five years down the road and maybe
still consider ourselves "young" but still, in IT this can be ages.

Best regards,

On 08.12.2011 14:23, Ari Jolma wrote:
> Jo, others,
> I read the article as it caught my eye (*apache* harmful??). The title
> is misleading as it is mostly about a perceived problem in how the
> apache *foundation* works - which does much more than apache the web server.
> I think the very basic thinking behind the article is sound - there is
> always a new generation and it will have its own way of working. The
> trick is how to get it involved and work together with the old folks. I
> also agree that some of the technical support role that a foundation
> such as ours has is not so central - but the people operating it and
> their willingness are very crucial. I personally am very interested in
> Git and the advantages it can bring - but still the meritocratic
> principle and the benefits of having a single well-maintained source
> tree have not disappeared suddenly. AFAIK, Git was developed for Linux
> kernel development and the article is exaggerating its role as a new
> revolutional tool. I believe one of OSGeo's flagships (QGIS) has changed
> to Git and I haven't heard of anything negative - in fact I would be
> interested to hear more about their experience.
> Cheers,
> Ari
> On 12/05/2011 11:07 PM, Jo Cook wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I guess that most people caught this article a couple of weeks
>> ago: http://www.mikealrogers.com/posts/apache-considered-harmful.html
>> It got me wondering about the way that foundations need to change with
>> time, and whether we should be taking on board any of it with regards
>> to OSGeo. Disclaimer- I'm not asking because I think we're going down
>> the same lines, I'm genuinely just using the article as a springboard
>> for discussion. 
>> My two pence worth- the point about lowering of barriers to entry is
>> an interesting one. Projects don't necessarily need someone big  to
>> provide infrastructure these days, they can do it in an adhoc way- so
>> in that world, what does OSGeo do for the projects? What should we be
>> doing? 
>> I think we have a wider remit in some ways- in that we're trying to
>> provide educational materials and foster local chapters- I don't
>> imagine Apache does a lot of that these days!
>> Anyhow, just wondering out loud really- further thoughts appreciated!
>> All the best
>> Jo
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