Core Developers - Request for feedback

Sean Moss-Pultz sean_mosko at
Sun Jan 28 06:03:31 CET 2007

On 1/28/07 12:24 PM, "Jonathon Suggs" <jsuggs at> wrote:

> I just wanted to say that (so far) this is turning out to be a great
> mail list.  There are great ideas coming out and some good dialog.
> The reason I post is to ask this basic but loaded question.  Who is
> "leading" the software development force?  There are probably quite a
> few of us that are programmers on this list that are going to want to
> start writing some code.  But from just the few posts (APIs, profiles,
> etc) who is going to lay down the law and say that "X" is going to be
> the recommended/default/standard way to do "Y"?
> We all have good ideas, but if we just start running in all directions
> we are going to end up being counter productive.

I think it's OK. Weak ideas tend to get filtered out pretty quick with
enough intelligent minds working together. Really I like to watch things
grow more or less organically based on a few basic principles.
> One of the great things about a project like this is that anyone can
> lend a hand.  But while things are starting out, we really don't know
> who knows what, how things work, or even where to look.
> Are any of the "core developers" listening on this list?  We aren't
> expecting you to follow this and respond to all of the questions, but we
> could use some guidance (and possibly some "laying down of the law").
> As for now, I think we can all agree that your time is better spend
> getting things ready for the upcoming releases.  But if there are
> already some of these methods in place, is there anywhere that we can go
> to start getting some things documented?

Michael "Mickey" Lauer is our lead architect for applications and framework.
Harald Welte is our lead architect for system level. These guys both try to
keep up on the list but we're all super busy getting to phase 0 and then
into phase 1. Just know that we do read _every_ post. Sometimes with a bit
more latency than we'd like though ;-)
> Sorry if we are just getting overly excited, but we are all kinda
> grasping at straws.  Any tidbits of information will help make these
> discussions be more productive.

Mickey's going to work more on telling you about our specific OE setup. But
please give him a bit more time. We're really overloaded at this point.
> Again, keep the posts coming!

Same to you!


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