[Clipart] Plan for 'openclipart' release

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Wed Jun 9 11:10:13 PDT 2004

Wholeheartedly agree sir.


On Wed, 2004-06-09 at 11:04, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> Let be back up a bit and explain what I'm shooting for with the package
> release thing I mentioned yesterday.  
> In Open Source theory there is a principle called "Release Early,
> Release Often".  What this means is, rather than get everything perfect,
> instead release what you've got now and then work on doing some
> improvements for the next release.  Instead of waiting until it's
> perfect before giving it out, iterate.
> The idea being that you put out something imperfect but that people can
> start using ASAP, and then gain their feedback and help to make the next
> release a little better.
> So, basically, that's the heart of my plan.  Gather up what folks have
> submitted into a tarball, and post it out there for people to start
> using.  The categories may be imperfect, the svg may not work for
> everyone, and the metadata may not be very good, but at least it will
> give us a starting point.  We build a todo list to work on for future
> releases.  And repeat.
> Getting onto a release cycle will help us in many ways, as it will force
> us to focus efforts towards particular near-term milestones and
> objectives.  It's quite easy to get sidetracked into cool but perhaps
> impractical or overly ambitious ideas, so having a tangible goal will
> force us to prioritize our wants and needs.  Some stuff we just won't
> have time or energy to do so we'll have to leave it until later or until
> someone steps up to the plate to do it.  Other stuff hopefully we can
> get people involved to take it on.  But we don't want to let desire for
> perfection stop us from moving forward.
> There's four specific objectives I think need to be met for this
> release, which I'll list in the next email.
> Bryce
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