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From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: MAINTAINERS file
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 01:35:41 +0100

On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 7:47 PM, Thomas Lord <address@hidden> wrote:

>  Probably so but any group of smart people could easily spend
>  a year arguing about it.   Not even a year arguing about which system
>  is best but a year arguing just about what "best" means in this context.
>  Over-optimizing a choice like that can be a *huge* resource
>  suck and projects and groups fail all the time because of falling
>  into such traps.

Perhaps so, but on the other hand, many a project, some of them quite
big, have been able to select a dVCS without spending a year arguing
or failing into any trap.

>  Bad choices of X happen but, they tend to get ironed out well so
>  when it comes time to pick an X, there's no great reason to spend
>  too much time deliberating over it.

There's a difference between "not [...] to spend too much time" and
not spending time at all.

>  (Maybe, though, it is about time for a new task list and "vision
>  sketch" of a complete GNU.   For example, an effort could be made
>  to assemble a candidate FSF/GNU distribution with the expectation
>  that the effort will fail, but will yield a list of what work remains to
>  be done.)

That would be interesting.


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