Hello again kids, its time for a fun discussion!
Lets get this out of the way from the start: There is no right answer. So there is no reason to bash other peoples views. Since ive become part of the LinuxMCE project, both as a user and a sort of jr developer, Ive noticed marked difference from what used to be my day job as an construction operations specialist (read: guy who cracks whip to make sure schedules are met). And Its been quite the learning process, both in learning linux, and the associated culture in the F / OSS world. So im a bit of a newbie around here.
Thom asked an interesting question the other day in IRC:
'If you knew it would take you 50 years to do what a commercial entity could do in 10, would you still do it?'
Everyone has their own answer to this, as for the most part, we are all driven by some selfish aspect that drove us to try and work on something like tagging in the 1st place.
But, it led to an interesting discussion on what is our Vision. It was pointed out that uniting under a singular vision generally has positive results, and my experience in life tends to agree. But, but the nature of open source, design is by committee. Which isn't a bad thing, and shouldn't be taken as a negative. But what im getting at here is that we as developers should come to an agreement on what our vision is, and attack it with laser-like focus.
I feel like that will lead us to a clearer path of where we all want the project to go, what we want it to be, and how we can get there without wanting to murder each other
So, in conclusion, NO im not trying to manage stuff. But i do think that having something we can point to and say 'THAT. Thats what we want to be' and go at it until we cant. So, let the discussion begin! I only ask that we keep it civil and not dump on others views. Im guilty of that myself sometimes, admittedly, but im really trying hard not to be. For the good of the project, I feel that its a good idea. But, also a little selfish as part of what i do want to contribute is not only code, but something in the way of a banner that allows us to draw more developers and help us fix/ evolve faster.
Btw: My vision of linuxmce is the 0704 video i saw combined with a little hal-9000 level ai. Plus some kinda anti-monolith patch. Jus sayin.
Also, i plan to make some dumb shiny graphics that can hopefully be included on the home page or somewhere that make it easier for people with a specific skillset to contribute.