[PD] Keyboard shortcuts for "nudge", "done editing"

Simon Wise simonzwise at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 07:46:05 CEST 2011

On 26/09/11 12:54, Marvin Humphrey wrote:
> Well, controlling entities for open source projects have to be responsive to
> their communities.  If they are not, they get forked, or people move on to
> other things.

  ... or this "community" makes arrangements to be able to contribute to a 
codebase which is more widely accessible, while keeping that codebase in 
reasonable sync with the more tightly monitored and controlled original, and 
pushes those contributions upstream whenever possible.

That way you may get the best of both worlds - a more volatile extended version, 
with features added by this "community", and a more stable vanilla version which 
adopts some of these features when integrating them fits with the long term 
plans and/or the available time of this "controlling entity" (and of course when 
they are available in a suitable license - which any patch offered upstream 
should be).

But this is not a suggestion for the future, it is the arrangement that has been 
in place for some years now ... as the one that seems to suit both the 
"community" and the "controlling entity" that you refer to.

Then you can also choose which version to use, depending on whether you want the 
extra features, or you can't use the licenses in the extended version, or you 
want to maximise portability, etc etc. And if you wish to offer patches you can 
push them to the extended version, have them integrated with the other 
"community" work, then propose them as working, tested and perhaps popular for 
the vanilla version ... or you can propose patches directly to the vanilla 
version and wait for the outcome.


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