Mail/News Performance Effort Underway
Friday November 2nd, 2001
Seth Spitzer today sent an update out about what the Mail/News team is doing to meet their goals for Mozilla 1.0. They'll be focusing almost 100% of their effort for at least the next two milestones (0.9.7, 0.9.8) on Footprint and Performance of the various parts of Mail, News, and Addressbook. Not only will they be focusing on it, they'll also be locking down their part of the tree and only accepting performance or footprint fixes. Very few exceptions will be made. Click the Full Article link to see Seth's full post.
#132 Re: Re: Re: Re: prove it.
Wednesday November 7th, 2001 9:23 PM
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It's an interesting theory, but there are just too many cases that prove the opposite. A partial list: Apache, KDE, Gnome (the major leg work was done pre-commercial involvment), the linux kernel, most of the Gnu tools, free/open/net-BSD, and many many more.
To get back on topic, the notion that you are trying to assert, that the rise in paid open source developers must mean the decline of volenteers remains complete heresay. Citing O.S.S projects that have commercial contributors does not prove an absense of volenteer based projects. It's just faulty logic. I'm still waiting for proof (against all evidence) that volenteer based OSS projects are a thing of the past.