Striving for greatness

Thoughts on emerging tech, open source, and life

Archive for November 2009

links for 2009-11-06

  • “The Hype Cycle describes the way that new technologies and projects are perceived over time, if they do a good job of handling themselves, going from a technology trigger, inflated expectations, disillusionment, enlightenment, before arriving at “the plateau of productivity” – a state where there is no more hype and the new technology is simply a normal part of our lives.”


    The perception over the past few years that Gentoo is dying is in reality Gentoo’s arrival at the plateau of productivity. Hype has gone away and remaining is a distribution with a true niche that fits into the broader Linux ecosystem.


Written by Donnie Berkholz

November 6, 2009 at 5:20 am

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links for 2009-11-02

  • Of note: volunteers aren't paid to ignore anyone, so Seth's point about being paid to ignore trolls doesn't apply. I also think it meshes poorly with the thought of creating a community or a positive environment.
    (tags: community)

Written by Donnie Berkholz

November 2, 2009 at 5:02 am

Posted in Blog