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Daniel Robbins leaves Gentoo

Daniel Robbins, the Chief Architect of Gentoo Linux has resigned from his role as Chief Architect & Developer. Both Slashdot & the official site have the news on them & here is his resignation email.

I wonder what happens to major projects when the people who created them leave. I'm sure its happened before & I'm sure Gentoo will survive....but I just feel uncomfortable for some reason.

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mannu
Apr. 27th, 2004 03:20 pm (UTC)
A little retrospection shows that although many fine, useful software systems have been designed by committees and built as part of multipart projects, those software systems that have excited passionate fans are those that are the products of one or a few designing minds, great designers. Consider Unix, APL, Pascal, Modula, the Smalltalk interface, even Fortran; and contrast them with Cobol, PL/I, Algol, MVS/370, and MS-DOS. -- Fred Brooks

That's about software.

About organisations? Would Microsoft be the same Microsoft without Bill Gates? The answer is no. Some organisations are run by dictators like Bill Gates (take a hint). Some organisations are more democratic. I think the ones that are under dictatorship are the ones most affected by such leadership changes.
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