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Re: Question - Best forums to start an "free" project


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Question - Best forums to start an "free" project
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 23:56:06 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

RJack <address@hidden> writes:

> On 3/22/2011 8:43 AM, Hiram wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I would like to know if you know of some forums or mailing lists
>> where I can submit a message to START a "free" application project.
>> I'm interested in developing a new integrated development
>> environment and have some ideas on what to focus and what features to
>> develop. However, I would like to exchange these ideas and try to
>> start programming a new IDE and publish it somewhere but I'm kind of
>> very lost.
>
> Discussions in this group are centered around a legally unenforceable
> but vexatious license known as the "GPL".

As you can see, this group has its resident trolls.  I think it strongly
depends on where the focus of your IDE is supposed to be, what language
it is supposed to be written in, what language supposed to support etc
etc.

In the GNU world, Emacs is mostly used as an IDE.  Of course, it has
quite a number of quirks, having evolved for 30 years.  So the question
is whether you can raise lots of interest for your project.

Eclipse is also rather well-known.  GNOME/KDE might have their own
preferred things.  And so on.

Basically the question is who would be interested in your software for
what purpose.

And in general: if you have not even gotten to the point "proof of
concept" code, it will be very hard to interest anybody in joining your
project rather than starting his own.

-- 
David Kastrup


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