[Vit-discuss] Top Ruby Projects algorithm?

Martin DeMello martindemello at gmail.com
Mon Sep 4 15:15:37 EDT 2006

On 9/5/06, James Britt <james.britt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Martin DeMello wrote:
> > We've gone full circle :) I came up with the spotlight idea as an
> > alternative to the library listings; Pat kindly offered to run them on
> > the O'Reilly blog when that idea was vetoed.
> Sorry; I missed the post where it went from discussion topic to rejected
> by some vote or decree.   It's unclear to me how such things get
> decided, or when, though it seems that whomever is doing the actual work
> on this or that just makes a decision and goes with it.    (Which may be
> a reasonable way to do things.  At least stuff gets done.)

The design decision was "automated is better than non-", which I
actually agree with. Would still like to see the spotlights somewhere
on the ruby-lang page at some point, if not necessarily replacing the
"top projects".


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