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From "Louis R. Marascio" <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Etch
Date Fri, 01 Aug 2008 15:10:18 GMT
Niclas Hedhman <> wrote:
>On Friday 01 August 2008 21:10, James Dixson wrote:
>> I am a bit confused though about the "too good" concern, I do not think I
>> understand what you mean. Could you elaborate?
>I think it was Stefano Mazzocchi who said about community building, that the 
>only "Bad Code + Great Vision" will succeed in building strong communities.
>It refers to the fact that there must be "itches to scratch" for a lot of 
>people, otherwise they just stay users and the momentum of the project never 
>really get going...


Point taken. As you and a few others have pointed out, building a
community is one of the challenges here, but it is also one of the areas
that we have some experience with. At Cisco the product we build is for
developers. While it isn't open source it still relies on an active
community of developers--one that we've fostered and grown on our own
accord here at Cisco. You can see it here:

Again, I realize it isn't the same, but I wanted to make sure the
Incubator community knows that the folks who are bringing Etch to Apache
for consideration do have experience in building a community of

Thanks again for your offer of support.


Louis R. Marascio -
... fixed in the next release ...

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