[OpenIndiana-discuss] "OpenIndiana lead Alasdair Lumsden resigns"

Open Indiana openindiana at out-side.nl
Sat Sep 1 10:06:34 UTC 2012

Although Openindiana is opensource it doesn't mean it doesn't need any
steering or control. 
My main concern is who will take up the flag and carry it? 
The people who think OpenIndiana is a dead end have IMHO no idea what it is.
They apparently expect an OS with a GUI that lets them control anything and
they forget that on all OS's one has to leave the GUI at one point as soon
as there is a need that goes deeper than starting a writer-application. 
Even Windows2008 still has a scripting and commandline facility. 

Someone or some people have to take control on a roadmap and set a course.
Where do we want to go and what will we build? 
If hosting ever starts to be a problem I will jump in. 

But... with the recession on its way all over the world, people have to work
harder and have not as much spare time as they used to have. When someone
needs to choose between his work or an OpenSource hobby the choose is easy. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Friesenhahn [mailto:bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us] 
Sent: vrijdag 31 augustus 2012 21:00
To: Discussion list for OpenIndiana
Subject: Re: [OpenIndiana-discuss] "OpenIndiana lead Alasdair Lumsden

> People come and go, that's just a fact of life. The important thing 
> for OpenIndiana now is to get over it, select a new project lead and 
> rock on. We are all just as saddened as you are to see Alasdair leave, 
> but I would hope OpenIndiana was never just a single-person job.

The main risk at the moment is that OpenIndiana is hosted on Alasdair's
servers and openindiana.org is owned by EveryCity Ltd (i.e. 
Alasdair's company).  The servers and domain are still running but there is
no telling about the future.

Bob Friesenhahn
bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,    http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/

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