Re: [unrev-II] Development in open source environments

From: Eugene Eric Kim (
Date: Mon Jul 24 2000 - 01:06:16 PDT

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    On 23 Jul 2000, Grant Bowman wrote:

    > As some of you have heard, the next version of Perl, Perl 6, will be
    > completely rewritten. In the announcement I found here
    > it says "Perl 6 will use a development model
    > that draws from the lessons learned from perl5-porters and other large
    > open source projects such as the Apache web server and the Linux
    > operating system..." For those interested the details can be found
    > at
    > This may be a good example of open source development since this is a
    > target audience for the OHS.

    This is a great example of a long-time community that continues to try to
    learn and experiment. I've been following Perl development for a long
    time, including the Topaz project (the precursor to this Perl 6 effort),
    and I'm on the bootstrap Perl 6 mailing list. They are experiencing some
    of the same issues as we are, which is very heartening to see, because
    they are a successful and long-running community.

    Thanks, Grant, for the pointer. I'd encourage people to look at other
    projects, and for people to share their own experiences regarding open
    source development, especially large-scale ones.


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