[Red5] Project Goals / Mission Statement.
The Irrelevant Elephant
theirrelevantelephant at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 04:56:01 PDT 2005
Luke Hubbard (luke at codegent.com) wrote:
> There have been so many emails over the past few days, emotions have run
> high, but after taking a step back and doing some thinking. I have come
> to the conclusion that this episode is actually good for our project as
> we are now sure of our position and feelings of the community. Thanks to
> Aral for supporting our project and giving us a home. There is a lot of
> energy and dedication in this community and for me that is the key to
> our future success.
Well done Luke, you're right on the button (as per usual) ;-) That's
exactly how it should be. In essence, nothing is different to how it
was before this lengthy discussion - except now we're all a little wiser :)
> I think its time to formally define our project mission, not in terms of
> what products are comparably, or specific features we looking at
> implementing, but in more general terms which convey our true goals.
> Communication and clarity are extremely important in combating the FUD.
> We are NOT out to upset Macromedia, clone their products, break any
> laws, or cause trouble for OSFlash. We simply want to build an
> innovative and open server which offers flash developers options and
> access to the full stack of enterprise services. This will benefit the
> community as a whole and we hope increase Flash adoption.
It's probably something that each OSFlash should do. Not only will it
reassure Macromedia that the motives of each project are pure .. but it
will also send out the right message to the folks that read the OSFlash
Without that clarity I suspect a lot of people outside the relatively
small core of this community will expect Red5 to be a complete FCS/FMS
You guys are a shining light, you should know that :)
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