Chris Siebenmann utcc.utoronto.ca

Go is Google's language, not ours  ↦

Fellow Gophers and Go Time fans out there, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this post from Chris Siebenmann.

Go has community contributions but it is not a community project. It is Google’s project. This is an unarguable thing, whether you consider it to be good or bad, and it has effects that we need to accept. For example, if you want some significant thing to be accepted into Go, working to build consensus in the community is far less important than persuading the Go core team.

In general, it’s extremely clear that the community’s voice doesn’t matter very much for Go’s development, and those of us working with Go outside Google’s walls just have to live with that.


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