[Ksummit-2004-discuss] Re: [cgl_discussion] CGL

Timothy D. Witham wookie at osdl.org
Wed Jan 28 15:01:54 PST 2004

  I'm happy with this and I think that can get a few of the
"Large Company but no names folks" who have issues with
getting their names in public but want to participate because
they are basing their products on Linux and its OSS stack.


On Wed, 2004-01-28 at 07:02, James Bottomley wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-01-28 at 01:38, Brian F. G. Bidulock wrote:
> > solution implementation that better meets the original purpose.  By
> > laying a set of requirements, you blind the effort to this
> > purpose-driven solution process that seems so natural to kernel
> > developers.  (If you're an old fart like me, go back and read
> > "Breakthrough Thinking".  Younger folk learned that stuff in grade
> > school.)  Setting a requirements document focuses on the problem rather
> > than a purpose driven solution.  This happens because the requirement
> > masks the purpose.
> Well, I think we're beginning the debate in email.
> I certainly think that there are enough issues in all this to have an
> open debate at the Summit.  I propose the topic "How should the kernel
> development community interact with working groups" (hopefully the term
> "working groups" is broad enough to cover everything).  With a panel of
> say four people from all poles of the spectrum and a reputable neutral
> moderator, using a standard debate format (brief statements from each of
> the participants followed by questions from the floor).  The object
> being not so much to achieve a consensus, but to begin to understand the
> scope of all the issues.
> James
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