[Project_owners] Should the website be split up?
axel at pike.org
Wed Nov 21 08:54:10 PST 2007
Myk Melez wrote:
> Michael Vincent van Rantwijk, MultiZilla wrote:
>> It is becoming clear to me that something quietly changed over the
>> years, after AMO came into rotation, because mozdev.org has been 'just
>> that' and for many years already.
> Well, lots of things have changed. Mozilla's browser grew from being a
> project used mostly by developers and techies and intended for
> productization by consumer-focused organizations (like Netscape) into a
> consumer product used by tens of millions of regular people.
> And AMO was developed to meet the needs of those people for a managed
> directory of addons, including but not limited to those whose
> development efforts are hosted at Mozdev.
> I don't think Mozdev ever tried to become AMO the way AMO is today,
> although it has always provided the means to distribute your addon and
> some tools for folks to find projects hosted on the site.
> But now that AMO exists, there's even less reason for Mozdev to be a
> directory of addons and more reason for it to focus on the things it
> does best and which AMO doesn't (and won't) do, which is to empower
> developers with the best possible tools. Perhaps that's the subtle
> change you notice.
> But also keep in mind that I'm just one project owner and board member.
> Others might not think the same way.
Whereas other totally do :-)
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