Posted Jan 17, 2008 14:24 UTC (Thu) by shieldsd (subscriber, #20198)
Parent article: Is Gentoo in crisis?
Another case study in the problems of open-source governance. Success requires not just good
code, but equally good leadership, each and every day. A project cannot just be just a union
of developers, rather one needs a collective group working in unison.
A key point made here is that success also requires lowering the barriers of entry to
potential new developers. As Daniel makes clear, the path to become a Gentoo developer is now
too long and too arduous. Long-term sucess requires making the project more hospitable to new