Bug 69654

Christian Robottom Reis kiko at async.com.br
Sun Dec 7 22:54:23 UTC 2003

> On Dec 7, 2003, at 2:28 PM, Jouni Heikniemi wrote:
> >Let's hope there will be a moment when a capable person will have
> >both the sufficient information and the time to do this. I think
> >throwing some ideas around first is a good idea, though.
> I will hopefully have quite a few bursts of time to work on this.  I 
> bounce back and forth between 'irritated at the slowness', and 'excited 
> by the yield' of the review/patch/comment process ;)

It's always *different* to work with a distributed team on a project.

You can focus on the negative aspects (difficult to grab people's
attention, more explaining and consensus necessary, harder to
established the required consensus, lost work because of
miscommunication, slow review and approval process) or on the positive
aspects (having the opportunity to work with people with a variety of
backgrounds and experience, a group almost inherently unbiased, the
stability that results from thorough (and potentially slow) review and
approval process, personal development resulting from the exposure to
people with varied abilities [*]).

It's the balance of the good and bad that defines how good it feels to
contribute to a project, and in the long-term does more to define the
success of the project than anything else.

[*] As an added incentive, if you hack Bugzilla and come to Brazil, you
automatically get free lodging in 3 different cities <wink>

Take care,
Christian Robottom Reis | http://async.com.br/~kiko/ | [+55 16] 261 2331

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