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Re: Congratulations - Subversion has been voted (fwd)

From: Jack Repenning <jrepenning_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-11-20 18:56:32 CET

On Nov 20, 2003, at 9:01 AM, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> So, ummm... at first I thought, "neat! an award logo to put on our
> website!" But it's just an Editor's Choice award from a German Linux
> Magazine. I'm not sure if displaying the logo would make our project
> look cool, or just desperate. :-)
> What do others think?

Well, it's not just editors, it's also some key folk in the OS

On Nov 20, 2003, at 9:16 AM, Branko ─îibej wrote:

> Show me an award logo that's not "just" an editor's choice from a <your
> foreign language of choice> magazine, or equivalent. IMHO all such
> logos
> are nonsense, because far too many magazine editors don't even try to
> ignore their personal predjudices when choosing award winners.

Well, this one ;-) Or, say, Java Developer's Journal, which is a
survey of practitioners.

On Nov 20, 2003, at 9:09 AM, Wadsworth, Eric (Contractor) wrote:

> Considering that the software isn't even in beta yet, getting an award
> this
> soon is certainly remarkable!

I think this is the real point, in this case. We should be cautious
about how we interpret it--some of the excitement undoubtedly has more
to do with hating CVS than loving SVN, especially now when it's not in
general circulation yet. But hey: this *is* "a compelling replacement
for CVS," and the vast spread of CVS despite its limitations testifies
just how important that is to us all.

So give us your best Gary Cooper act, if you must ... rub your toe in
the dirt and say "Aw, shucks, ma'am." But don't spurn sincere praise!
It's insulting to the giver, and demeaning to the recipient.

On Nov 20, 2003, at 9:09 AM, Wadsworth, Eric (Contractor) wrote:

> I think that an area of the website should be
> set up to display awards, and it should be noted that this particular
> award
> came while the product was still in alpha. We can expect a flood of
> awards
> once it's out of beta. Good to have a place already there to put 'em.

I like this -- a trophy case! Some day soon, we'll point to it and say
"Maybe some of 'em aren't so important, I won't argue with you about
that, but look at the number of 'em!"

Jack Repenning
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