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Re: Why we're here

July 24, 2000 01:36
Re: Why we're here
Message ID: (lists.bootstrap):
>There is no real need for Perl to have a *single* voice.  In fact, the
>imposition of a "party line" will scare off many of Perl's biggest
>advocates and contributors.

No, just me, it seems. :)

>There *is* something wrong with the idea of trying to impose a
>"single, recognisable voice" on what is essentially a grassroots 
>volunteer effort.

I don't know if you're aware of the fate of The Perl Institute. I
*thought* that was a lesson for everyone that attempting to impose
top-down order on an essentially bottom-up community effort is an
exercise in self-flagellation. We could do that again, or we could

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