Re: [unrev-II] Executive initiative (Was: Survey 7,under the showerand over drinks)

From: Jon Winters (
Date: Thu Mar 16 2000 - 07:59:05 PST

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    On Thu, 16 Mar 2000, Henry van Eyken wrote:

    > From: Henry van Eyken <>
    > Unfortunately, you are right in that one way of coping with problems is to look the
    > other way. And, frankly, just speaking for myself, when I imagine the skills
    > required to do the thing you do just as a spare-time contribution to society
    > (giving time and energy to Gimp, Gphoto, Gnome, OpenVerse, and
    > PageCast, and hosting a Boy Scout troop's web site, and
    > then I flap.

    The projects I'm involved in are successful because there are a bunch of
    folks donating a little spare time when they can. I try to find areas
    where I can contribute and have fun at the same time. Fun is a big deal
    to me. You will never rise above mediocrity if you do not enjoy what you
    are doing.

    That is how I found! I gravitated to the site when web
    surfing and found the content to be very interesting. When the
    oppurtunity to get involved popped up I jumped on it because it looked
    like it would be fun. (and it has) I'm certain I'll be able to
    contribute more in the future.

    > I guess what bootstrapping is about is utilizing every last bit of every last
    > resource to optimize feedback for mankind's improvement processes.

    If a resource presents itself and it can contribute, even in a very small
    way, it should not be turned away. The solution to every problem is
    crystal clear to someone... trick is to get enough eyeballs looking at it
    so you find the one who sees what others miss.

    Jon Winters

    "Everybody loves the GIMP!"

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