Neil Brown speaking pragmatically about Linux Kernel development: “Coherent vision isn’t something that the kernel community really values.” Nice! That reminds me of a popular quote from Andy Lester about the Perl community: “CPAN thrives BECAUSE we allow unfettered uploading of shit, not in spite of it.”
Open source favors results over plans. This organic nature can sometimes make delving into an open source project really hard, but it can improve the project’s longevity by removing constraints on forward progress.
(via “quotes of the week” at https://lwn.net/Articles/459068/ and http://use.perl.org/~petdance/journal/25684)
I love this: “Open source favors results over plans.” It applies to life as well.
I wonder if the default view of CPAN would give less but better answers, would that eliminate or reduce the calls for policing the upload? (e.g. if MetaCPAN was – by default – showing just the “best” hits for whatever value of best the community thinks is)
Gabor Szabo: I don’t care about reducing the calls for policing the upload. I’d rather we not optimize for whining.
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