Reports of Phoenix's Death Greatly Exaggerated
Monday January 20th, 2003
Recently, there has been speculation that Phoenix has died. Not so. In a message to the Phoenix General forum, developer Pierre "pch" Chanial has announced that Phoenix is still alive. While pch won't be able to work on Phoenix for at least a month, Mozilla veterans Dean Tessman, Peter "jag" Annema and Jan Varga have all been given CVS access. A 0.6 release is under development.
#5 Re: Leadership?
Tuesday January 21st, 2003 8:49 AM
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Leadership? I learned a while back that Open Source efforts eschew Project Management...or management of any kind. When I offered to lend my expertise to an Open Source effort, I got so much crap from the "real computer people" that I decided to never volunteer again :) As you can see from the above posts, we are unlikely to see a staffing plan, WBS or milestones that are refined beyond "sometime next month". I definitely appreciate the work people do and think Phoenix is a fantastic browser. But, without a more defined delivery roadmap, it is unlikely we will ever get the kind of corporate support required to take us to the next level. In fact, the recent lack of progress has already caused some people I had using Phoenix to switch back to IE. I couldn't persuade them otherwise because I had no information to assure them it was not going to wither on the vine or stagnate.