[zeromq-dev] I lost a bet

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Wed Apr 25 16:08:10 CEST 2012

On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 3:53 PM, Chuck Remes <lists at chuckremes.com> wrote:
> Exactly 3 months ago today, I had a conversation with Pieter about the number of contributors we would see once Martin Sustrik, et al. left this project. I was a bit gloomy. Pieter confidently stated that we would have 10-20 active patchers to libzmq within 3 months time.
> He was absolutely right! We have accepted patches from more than 20 people. The community is as vibrant as ever and by many measures is *more vibrant* now than before the fork.
> Great job, everyone!

:-) I'd forgotten about that bet.

I enjoy being in this community and enjoy the "we'll check your commit
but without prejudice" process.

It's also been good to properly document our process
(http://rfc.zeromq.org/spec:16*) and start to use this elsewhere. I've
introduced a very process (http://unprotocols.org/blog:23) for a large
closed-source project we're working on, and it's become a life-saver.

Congratulations all around.


* Now we just need to kill Jira and move back to github issue tracking
:-) And no, please don't ask why we moved to Jira in the first

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