On 9/16/10 2:57 PM, Robin Schwab wrote:
That is what I found a bit sad in this discussion:
It's based on "fear
and loathing" instead of user-centered delivery of the best service.
I'm not sure I understand this complaint. Are you suggesting that we
should just accept the pain (as developers) in order to provide the best
By fear and loathing I don't think we meant something that would be
confined to just developers and administrators. Trust me, our pain would
be your pain too.
In this case we told the people "sorry,
that's impossible" because any
proprietary tool is /tabu/.
I think you are trying to imply we are limited thinkers here. Perhaps,
but we are not shutting you down just for violating a cultural norm
against the sacred god Oh-Ess-Ess.
Discussions about using closed source tools are not taboo. Not at all, I
think we should continue to review decisions about tools. I myself have
raised questions about (for instance) our decision to never use Flash,
even if we use a 100% free toolchain.
Neil Kandalgaonkar |) <neilk(a)wikimedia.org>