Posted Dec 23, 2004 8:46 UTC (Thu) by Wol
In reply to: Expanded focus
Parent article: The Linux roadmap
Plus the fact that B probably actually wants X''. So in order for B really to benefit from A's work, B now needs to maintain an "out of tree patch".
Then add in A's kudos from doing work - if A now says "we need Y as well", independent developers are more likely to jump in and help.
So A has acquired a head start, code optimised specifically for *their* needs, and karma to help with future modifications. B is left trailing behind...
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