It's about the discussion, not the end result

Yesterday Alan started a thread on opensolaris-discuss (you can read it here if you want) in response to a blog comment he had received. The context --- that the commenter thought Sun's bugfix process was "unduly burdensome" --- was very interesting and I couldn't let it pass. Yeah, I've found it difficult at times to get the hang of the processes we use for ON bugfixes etc etc, but I really value them and wouldn't want to see Solaris without something similar. Anyway, there have been a number of followups (from myself and others), and the OP responded several times as well. The OP seems to have a feeling or impression that Sun's processes are unnecessarily bureacratic, and in fact hinder our Open Source efforts. I don't agree with that viewpoint, and a lot of other people both inside and outside of Sun don't agree with it either. You can read the thread for yourself to make up your own mind, I'm not going to rehash it here (at least, not any further). I would just like to say that it is exactly this sort of discussion which Sun and the OpenSolaris community needs to have. Even if you want OpenSolaris to fail (for whatever reason, it's not important) participating in the discussions helps you just as it helps "us" -- whoever "us" happens to be. So please, keep the discussion going. If you've got an issue with what we're doing with OpenSolaris then tell us. If you want it fixed, tell us. I know that we will all benefit. As Jonathan keeps reminding, this is the Participation Age. So go on and participate!
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