RE: flare and SIAI

From: James Higgins (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 09:37:27 MDT

That is a very different case than yours. Linux, like virtually operating
system, is a huge collection of separate projects. It needs tons of device
drivers, utilities, GUIs, utilities, text editors, calculators, networking,
etc, etc, etc. All of those are completely separate and can be done
without any effort from Linus. A programming language is maybe a few
programs: compiler, IDE & debugger. But all of these have to be very, very
tightly integrated. Plus, you have very specific goals and needs for
Flare, unlike Linux in which just about anything goes. I hope you haven't
been using Linux as an open-source template for Flare, because I believe
they are far more different than similar.

James Higgins

At 09:50 PM 7/29/2001 -0400, you wrote:

>>Its been my experience that as the number of developers grow under you, so
>>does your workload. So getting more developers will probably not help you
>>in this respect.
>>James Higgins
>Not always the case in open-source... as linus's developer base went from
>several dozen to several thousand, did his workload increase accordingly?
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