On this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, Amitai Schleier, discuss a new project Amitai is working on regarding reviving an old, but useful, open-source program called qmail. Strategy and collaboration on this project as well as how to manage a project of this nature are discussed.
The ‘old’ project is called notqmail. @1:10
Last stable release was in 1998 then it was abandoned. @2:45
Elders decided to make some changes in 2007 and called it notqmail. @3:49
Amitai decided to revive this old C code. @7:16
He wanted to join together the other people still running with qmail or netqmail and collaborate to make the best modern version possible. @10:24
The best advice was to take everyone's add-ons and then his own and let the users decide which to implement to avoid egos. @14:04
Collaboration depends on the properties of the code being worked on. @16:51
Amitai put together individual persuasive invitations to get people to join his team. @24:19
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