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Date:      Thu, 09 Feb 2012 07:52:31 -0500
From:      Daniel Staal <DStaal@usa.net>
To:        perryh@pluto.rain.com, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: fbsd safety of the ports
Message-ID:  <28D6D569034891DD2EBAA560@mac-pro.magehandbook.com>
In-Reply-To: <4f33d9d0.xyQBRJDiZZbH1ZxR%perryh@pluto.rain.com>
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--As of February 9, 2012 6:36:00 AM -0800, perryh@pluto.rain.com is alleged 
to have said:

>> TWiki is a nightmare to update ...
>
> TWiki was replaced with Foswiki (which is also in ports) at $WORK
> a while back.  Dunno why, or how much of a job the changeover was
> for the admins, but there must have been some expected benefit to
> justify the effort.  The change was largely transparent to users.

--As for the rest, it is mine.

That's because TWiki's former lead developer - and trademark holder - was 
being a dick.  He managed to completely alienate all the current 
developers, and was holding up development of TWiki.  So they left en-mass 
and forked the project; the new project is Foswiki.  (This is obviously a 
condensed summary.  There is much more information online, as most of this 
happened in public.)

The expected benefits are therefore the backlog of changes that had been 
held up, and an active developer community.  However, the 'update' 
procedure hasn't changed.

Daniel T. Staal

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