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   Re: [xml-dev] Managing Innovation

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On Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 04:20:37AM -0400, AndrewWatt2000@aol.com wrote:
> market domination that it has. The open source community needs, if it
> wants to be a serious competitor to Microsoft, to move on from this
> self-centered lack of realism to a sustained, serious consideration
> and response to the needs and perspectives of software users.

  I don't know why you think what you think about open source lack
of user consideration. This seems not true *at all* to me. Maybe
you just didn't had luck, or just want feature A and some people
told you no and you are just pissed. But your cold rant on XML-Dev
has 0 chances to change any of this. If you want an open-source
project to take your perspective in consideration, post to the
list of that project with concrete proposals, anything else is
just useless. And the fact that your viewpoint doesn't
triumph doesn't mean either that the given project is ignoring
software users prespective, it means it's ignoring *your*
prespective, and sometime ignoring the perspective of some totally
off-track technical person trying to teach you how to design
APIs or user interfaces is the best thing an open-source project
can do to protects its users.
  So take your frustration where it belongs, i.e. to the projects
in question and stop your ranting about it here in a totally vague
way, it's not useful, and doesn't make you look any greater. If
you're really concerned about the way an open-source project does
things, and want a better alternative, fork it off, make it your
way and try to see if there are followers, you might be sucessful
or not, at least you would put your acts in synch with what you say
and act accordingly to the principles upon which open-source software


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