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XOOPS: Watching a great project fall apart

Eric C wrote:
> "Everything dies as they say.

This nearly happened over at busybox when a former maintainer had a 
dispute with busybox's creator which then expanded into an ego-infested 
flame war which had a severely discouraging impact.

Fortunately the new chief maintainer is a balanced fellow who, like his 
predecessors, wants to do it right, just with less ego.

I think it's important to have a central person who encourages others 
and helps keep things focused.

All of these good products come from a need.  If the need is gone, or 
waning, I can understand how interest in maintaining something might 
dwindle, however.


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