On Feb 10, 2012, at 12:57 AM, Seth Tisue wrote:
> The causality goes both ways. Your current tools are working fine for a
> cathedral-style project. But they are also helping ensure that it
> stays cathedral-style forever because a community never develops.
> Historically, NetLogo has been 98% the work of a few core contributors,
> but we're trying to change that, and that's why we're on Git and GitHub
> now, to try to get the community ball rolling any way we can. Is it
> working? Too soon to tell, but I think it's worth a try.
Wait, NetLogo's gone fully open source? When did this happen, Seth?
Your point is well taken. On the other hand, NetLogo's got a much bigger user community than MASON, so it stands a better chance of going fully bazaar. On the other other hand, NetLogo's user community tends to be far more newbie-ish than MASON's for obvious reasons, and so may have a lot fewer git-capable users. So I dunno.
MASON's got some big upcoming plans. Maybe we should consider broadening our outreach with a DVCS. But it can't be for quite a while, I'm just too under the gun.