23 Aug '13, 2am

Calling out unproductive behaviour: "Open Source Is Not A Zero-Sum Game" by @gilesgoatboy here:

TLDR: srsly, Ember, STFU and ship 1.0 already. I've done a small amount of work in Ember, I wrote the biggest and best book on Ember which currently exists, and I have a kind of grudging respect for Ember. But one thing about Ember really makes me long for sophisticated filter bubbling : the Ember team's relentless evangelism. I'm not talking about the approach to evangelism which Kathy Sierra pioneered, and which 37 Signals expanded on with incredible success -- the "make users feel that they're awesome at [whatever task]" approach. Ember the framework itself sometimes does this, and Ember evangelism very occasionally will take this route. I love to see it when it does. But much more usually, the Ember team's evangelism seems to prefer the long-discredited Crusades model -- a model which blurs the line between evangelism and unprovoked acts of aggression. Once upon a time...

Full article: http://gilesbowkett.blogspot.com/2013/08/open-source-is-n...

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