[Mono-list] Mono Project website

Edward Ned Harvey (mono) edward.harvey.mono at clevertrove.com
Mon Jun 16 13:35:35 UTC 2014

> From: mono-list-bounces at lists.ximian.com [mailto:mono-list-
> bounces at lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of bobsummerwill
> "They" presumably being Xamarin?
> It doesn't strike me as a particularly open-source approach to be reliant on
> a particular company to maintain the open source project's website.

Forget the website.  What about the source code?  Presently, create a bug in bugzilla, you fork mono, you make some changes, create a pull request, reference the pull request in the bug report and vice-versa, and never hear back.  And in my case, the company I work for are paying customers of Xamarin, so a few weeks later I called up the support line, said there's a bug in mono, and I wrote a patch, and submitted the pull request, and it just needs to be accepted...  And the response was akin to "we'll eventually get to it," and "It's not top priority right now."

It's still good, and it still gets contributions from a bunch of people around the world, but yes, the vast majority is Xamarin, and yes, there's significant barrier to community contribution.

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