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1. Have a good idea
2. Write some good code (quickly)
3. Make it available and tell the world about it
4. If the world ignores you then either it wasn't such a good idea after
all, or you're a prophet in the wilderness: at this stage you can either
give up or decide that you're in for a long campaign
5. If the world shows an interest then listen to what they're saying and
produce more releases in quick succession that respond to the feedback
6. Allow others to join in as developers if and only if you're convinced
their presence will speed things up rather than slow things down.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Lyon [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: 08 April 2005 00:32
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [xml-dev] Open source request....
> Hey folks...
> how does one make an open source project... ?
> It might seem like a stupid question and a simple thing but
> I'm toying with
> the idea of making my computergrid.net an open source project .
> One of the best things (I think) about us English speaking
> countries is our
> ability to share and grow... sounds corny perphaps.. but I
> believe it's true.
> and as an ardent open source user myself, I certainly prefer
> products over proprietory ones. But you just can't get around
> the fact that
> there are some people who have unique skills in certain areas
> (and are
> missing other parts of their brain in compensation).
> but there are undoubtably lots of issues... and I have basic
> questions that
> relate to financial survival so forth... not that I'm
> struggling or anything
> like that I just would prefer things to go up rather than down...
> If there are people that have gone through this process and
> it has helped them
> then I'd certainly like to hear any comments (on list).
> The two big ones that I know of are probably red-hat and
> mysql. They've done
> quiete well. But others haven't. Jabber is one of those xml
> protocols that I
> haven't heard mentioned much and to me that seems like a bit
> of a failure. So
> it's obviously a mixed bag.
> Any first hand comments, suggestions or pointers would be
> Computergrid : The ones with the most connections win.
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