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Notes From San Francisco

Saturday April 8th, 2000

You may have noticed that the site hasn't been updated in the past few days. Kerz and I are in San Francisco, at the Anniversary party and the Developer meeting yesterday. I'll be doing up a full report upon my return, but for now, if you were at the party or the developer meeting, give us your impressions. Remember, if you were at the meeting, the conversations were open and "off the record", so use some discretion when discussing what you heard.

Well, I'm off to meet with some folks to tool around the city...


#4 I hate to be a PITA, but...

by luge

Saturday April 8th, 2000 4:19 PM

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What could possibly justify things at a developers conference being "off the record?" Sometimes I think Mozilla really gets Open Source, but other times, I really think that it doesn't. I see messages like this and I have to lean seriously towards "doesn't get it." The sharing of ideas is even more important than the sharing of code to the working of Open Source. Keeping things "off the record" means those ideas and opinions aren't being shared or distributed, and that means in the long term things won't work. I hope I'm overreacting but I'm worried that I'm not...