[zeromq-dev] Preliminary results of voting

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Tue Sep 2 11:20:44 CEST 2008

On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 10:42 AM, Hak Mem <while1hak at gmail.com> wrote:

> I would posit that conferring longevity (open source immortality?) on
> 0MQ is a far more critical goal.

Great comments.

I think open source, especially GPL'd source, is hard to kill, it can
die from irrelevance, so making 0MQ relevant seems the most critical
thing.  Sometimes firms will buy out and shut down 'dangerous' open
source projects.  But then the community can take the source code and
fork it.  Open source immortality, as you describe it.

As you say, traders seem glued to Excel, which makes Windows and
topics and RTD a compelling bunch of functionality.  Are you
suggesting that making 0MQ work well on the desktop will encourage
firms to use it for distribution of data to the edges of the network?
So then there would need to be bridges from existing messaging
products to 0MQ as well?


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