[mythtv-users] Paying one or some of the developers

chris at cpr.homelinux.net chris at cpr.homelinux.net
Mon Sep 4 23:35:26 UTC 2006

On Mon, Sep 04, 2006 at 03:20:54PM -0400, Isaac Richards wrote:
> On Monday 04 September 2006 3:05 pm, Dean Collins wrote:
> > As Digium recently took $13m in funding and MythTV is still pretty much
> > where it was 2 years ago when I first indicated an interest in it yes I
> > guess it is lacking a strong leadership team.
> So you feel that the only measure of a project's success (or of having 'strong 
> leadership') is making money?  That's rather strange, especially considering 
> that I'm completely uninterested in making money off of Myth.

I think the point he's making is that some Linux packages manage to 
become "killer apps" while others stagnate and gradually become 
irrelevant.  It takes a lot of factors for a project to become the 
next Apache, Samba, Asterisk, MySQL, etc., but the first hurdle is 
realizing that the project is too big and too important to the 
Linux community for design decisions that are based on one person's 
personal preference.  Bounties are just one way in which users 
attempt to entice the developers away from the "if I don't need it 
you can't have it" development model.  It's not as effective or 
efficient as a real design committee, of course, but quicker and 
easier than putting together a whole new crew to fork the project.

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