Re: San Francisco debate heating up

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joehall_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Thu Mar 01 2007 - 20:55:43 CST

On 3/1/07, Alan Dechert <> wrote:
> > To be honest, I really don't want to see Sequoia's current code released
> > as
> > open source. Unlike the OVS codebase or other codebases, it was not
> > written
> > with public disclosure in mind, and has no shot of attracting a
> > development
> > community that would help fix bugs, a critical counterbalance to the claim
> > that
> > releasing code will just make it easier to hack.
> >
> There is something at work here very different from your experience with
> Apache. Importantly, it is the public's right-to-know factor. That,
> together with the regulatory barriers, makes Open Voting a lot different
> project than your average open source project. The techniques involved to
> get our points across are also necessarily different.

I must say I whole-heartedly agree with Brian on this one... you can't
just "turn on" source disclosure. It should be structured
differently. -Joe

Joseph Lorenzo Hall
PhD Student, UC Berkeley, School of Information
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