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Subject:Re: DOH! Re: Rules for Revolutionaries
From:Andrew C. Oliver (acol@apache.org)
Date:Nov 8, 2002 6:38:19 pm
List:org.apache.community

Actually, I quite enjoyed the reply :-). And the cautions you raise are definitely relevant.

Well I meant every word of it.... I just meant to state it...differently ;-)

You can over-engineer anything, including a community. But you can also under-engineer, and I get the impression that's sort of where we are right now.

The way you describe it sounds like this parable that was told at my kid's cubscout meeting. Where everyone was having fun and doing cubscout things... then the trust was gone and all these strict rules were given and no one shared or helped each other and etc etc... till one day someone just started doing the old things again and it affected everyone and soon everyone was sharing and doing cubscout things.

Coming from a corporate background, trust me. "Engineering" communities doesn't work. Nor does regulation, and beurocracy. I promise to drive this point to death ;-)

Next year if anyone is interested in camping in the middle of the Dorton Arena in Raleigh, you're invited -- its quite a touching speech. Theoretically our tent sleeps 6.

-Andy

Craig