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Re: [Gdbheads] A small patch case study, -file-list-exec-source-files
> From: David Carlton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 13:25:52 -0800
> It's not entirely clear to me that stability (which I'm reading as
> meaning lack of changes in the code itself) and control are inherently
> good things, for that matter.
IMHO, as with every issue that involves non-trivial trade-offs, the
answer is ``it depends''...
It strikes me that you and Robert don't actually disagree here; it's
just that Robert thinks about a situation where a small number of
persons who control a project manage to process important chores
quickly and timely and give the other participants a feeling that
their contributions are welcome, while you think about a situation
that is less optimal. That is, control and stability are perceived as
good when the community members feel they are used to their benefit.