Damien Katz on Apache and CouchDB ⇝

  Wynn Netherland • January 05, 2012

If it sounds like I’m saying Apache was a mistake, I’m not. Apache was a big part in the success of CouchDB, without it CouchDB would not have enjoyed the early success it did. But in my opinion it’s reached a point where the consensus based approach has limited the competitiveness of the project. It’s not personal, it’s business.

Thriving open source projects have a dictator, benevolent or otherwise.