24 May 2008 riscgrl   » (Journeyer)

Today, I drank from a firehose.

We've been planning on re-naming the codebase we're working on from "OpenMosix", a dead project to... something. After a week and a half of getting names and options, intending on having a slow voting process, I heard a name I liked well enough to have a kind volunteer register, since no-one who'd come up with any names agreed with each other.

Aparently, that was a shot that echoed in the halls. As soon as I set it up(actually during that process), my phone started ringing, with local individuals, who prefered one of the other names. then more people on irc started popping in, agreeing. In the end, it looks like my first unilateral decision got vetoed by the community(and they say OpenMosix is dead!).

I also seem to have picked up a few more developers along the way, we'll see how long they stay. I hope my documentation comes in handy, as this was the moment it was meant for. I'd be more than glad to be relegated to the task of documenting only, instead of having all this on my shoulders.

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