Subject: Re: the GCC steering committee
From: "Jonathan S. Shapiro" <>
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 14:26:51 -0500

[Tom writes]
> Part of
> leadership is integrating contributed changes.

While understand what Tom is trying to say, we are talking about different
types of leadership. The only leadership that matters is leadership in the
eyes of the customer. The customer deeply doesn't care who provides the
changes. They care about results. Therefore, in the "capital is king" view
of open source, the leadership incentives do not include integrating changes
if one can do enough work solo to keep the customer focused on the idea that
you are the leader.