On 2009/08/21 11:55 AM, Landon Blake wrote:
I would like to get some comments on a phenomenon I have discovered among the OpenJUMP community. I know for sure of one (1) company that maintains a separate fork of OpenJUMP, but which monitors our mailing list and likely grabs patches form our source code repository. They never participate in the forums or make known their use of OpenJUMP in any other public manner.
I couldn't for the life of me figure out why this company wouldn't take a more active role in supporting the OpenJUMP community.
Some companies, governments, and institutions have policies in place that prohibit or limit the ability of employees to 'participate' on forums or mailing lists. "Lurking" by reading blogs, list archives, forum postings, etc. may be allowed, but employees may not be permitted, during 'work hours' to participate. For some people, if it's 'about the job' they won't then use their own off-work time to participate, and even for those that do, they may be prohibited from making any mention that they work for "company X", so you may have participation from one or more people from "company X", but not know it. -- Dave Patton CIS Canadian Information Systems Victoria, B.C. Degree Confluence Project: Canadian Coordinator Technical Coordinator http://www.confluence.org/ Personal website: Maps, GPS, etc. http://members.shaw.ca/davepatton/ _______________________________________________ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss