On Wednesday 26 March 2008 11:08:15 James Fuller wrote:
> can I add a few unsolicited ruminations from a lurker;
> * just release perl 6 now and move on
To what extent?
Larry "just released" Perl 5 some 13 and a half years ago, and there've been a
few patches applied to it in the past 24 hours. (I wrote one of them.)
If we released the current most-complete version of Perl 6 right now, we'd
release code that's difficult to install, requires a difficult-to-install
version of GHC, is out of date with regard to several tests and portions of
the design, and is staggeringly slow.
I can imagine that not everyone in the world would find that endearing. How
many of them would stick around for Perl 6.01, let alone Perl 6.10?
> * do not hire 40 year olds with responsibilities, convince the
> young to spend their time for free ... isn't that what one is supposed
> to do after the age of 40 ?
I'm under 40, and I've spent five years of my life working on this for free.
I don't understand this idea; where does work magically happen?
> * use all funds to promote its usage, not fund its development
See point one.
> * look at successful OS orgs like mozilla and apache (different to
> each other yes) and copy their techniques
Their business plans started with:
1) start with corporate backing and paid developers
We're approximately eight years late for that.
> a systematic plan past these points will then be possible.
I think you're assuming a lot of "MAGIC HAPPENS HERE" points.