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- Subject: Re: new releases [was Re: Official public code repository]
- From: Jean-Claude Wippler <jcw@...>
- Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2007 23:21:25 +0100
There's even a certain amount of self-contradiction in the
responses. I've been accused of being unreasonable, asking for a
document signed in blood, and asking for the Moon, because five
years is too long to expect to rely on a product. By extension,
then, I should not expect to rely on Lua for five years. (And yes,
I have had to answer a client's question "What happens if you get
hit by a bus tomorrow and die?" as part of the bid process. That's
the difference between being an employee and an independent business
What I am looking for is a "roadmap" that says official releases
will be available, these are the people in place to ensure the
servers are up and running, here is a list of bugs to be addressed,
here is why stability is not "end-of-lifed." I am puzzled that such
a simple request is met with such responses.
Ask not what Lua can do for you, ask what you can do for Lua.
(this is not intended as a whimsical response, I assure you)
As for the term "end-of-life": it's hard to imagine how this applies
to software for which full source code is freely available.
[...] They approve the bids and write the checks.
No bids or checks involved in open source software. Different
ecosystem. Different logic.
The above request is not so simple. A "request" assumes some party is
obliged to provide an answer. The license clearly states otherwise: