[MUD-Dev] code base inquiry

Mik Clarke mikclrk at attglobal.net
Wed Nov 17 20:40:04 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999

cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA wrote:
> [Ben Greear:
> > It was also interesting to see how the MUD-DEV project burned so bright,
> > but flamed out so quickly.  Too many indians, not enough chiefs, no
> > benevolent dictator, and I think the fact that so few of us really want
> > to work for others when we could implement our own thing killed it.
> > We as a mud-developer community just seem too set in our ways, busy,
> > or otherwise introverted to be able to collaborate on a meaningfull
> > project.  However, don't think I'm trying to preach:  I know I wouldn't
> > want to work on any server but my own either :)
> Hmm. A benevolent dictator might have helped. It would have had to have
> been somone technically knowledgeable, but able to completely detach
> themselves from their own opinions, and run with the perceived concensus.
> And someone willing and able to put a fair amount of time into it.

Sounds like it needs a project manager.  Enough technical skill to tell
fakery from reality, but mainly skills in managing people and getting
results according to some sort of timetable.  Programmers as a general
rule do not make good project managers...


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