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Adam Jacob
Interesting response to the “go is googles language”. It clearly is - the argument it’s not is essentially “well, they’ve never fucked with us”, which misses the point. Nobody who wants the level of influence afforded a core member can get it.
Posted by Ian Lance Taylor, May 23, 2019 10:59 AM
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Adam Jacob May 27
Replying to @adamhjk
The result is that, while the decisions may be good, it isn’t a community resource. It’s the go core teams, at the most charitable. Googles at the least. But with no mechanisms for allowing others to participate, the close off equality of opportunity.
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Adam Jacob May 27
Replying to @adamhjk
It’s great that the language itself is open source - the community could always fork if their leadership turns yucky. But that’s precisely the point - all the power in the brand, in google, is totally inaccessible to the community at large.
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Adam Jacob May 27
Replying to @adamhjk
That doesn’t make it wrong, but it does mean that the go core team is an unjust body - those with power will keep it. Those without it will receive their largesse. Nobody who wants to work within that institution will get the chance, without that google badge.
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Levi Cook May 27
Replying to @adamhjk
Great points. Fwiw, this isn’t just theory. There are people who want and have arguably earned the right to influence the language who are blocked by hiring process and procedure owned by Google.
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