In the eclipse community,
sometimes there’s public humiliation,
and sometimes there’s bribery.
Have you ever bought someone a beer to encourage a bug fix? I think many of us have.
Asked a pointed question on a mailing list to try to shame people into action? Yes.
However, the only real thing that works in the end
and that will get people working together
is common ground.
You both have to care about the same feature or bug fix.
Enough that you are willing to commit your own time and effort to get it implemented.
And the interesting thing is, that once you have a group of people who care about moving forward on the same issue.
What do you get?
Here’s a picture of the companies that are contributing to Equinox p2 or are basing products on it today.
The p2 bundles were released into the Eclipse SDK in 3.4M6 (March 2008). We’ve come a long way.
Public humiliation and bribery can only go so far. Finding common ground goes the distance.
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