Red Hat acquiring Netscape Enterprise Solutions software
Posted Oct 7, 2004 15:26 UTC (Thu) by socket
Parent article: Red Hat acquiring Netscape Enterprise Solutions software
I'd just like to ask a question of RedHat:
...it will be between six and twelve months before the code is released. Why such a lengthy process? Day said that Red Hat would use this time to optimize the code for its products, and for a community development process.
This is an interesting use of the phrase "community development process." Am I to take this to mean that the community can contribute somehow to an unreleased codebase? How should I try to understand this?
I'm not saying they shouldn't wait before releasing the code. I'm just trying to understand how a community development process on this project can happen without anyone outside of redhat having access to the code. What kind of process can happen without being able to look at the code?
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