Topic: Are you sure you want to be mainstream?
While searching for an explanation to this, I came across a post on Loud Thinking titled Are you sure you want to be mainstream?. While the title of the article feels a little too much like myself in high school, the sub-text is what interests me.
"There are enough people and businesses that depend on Rails today to ensure that it'll be surviving and thriving for many, many years to come. In other words, we have critical mass." - DHH
I've been getting excited recently about the Leopard news, and the all the articles and bashing, but it's really irrelavent because we have what we need to continue to use Rails for a long long time. By this I mean we have the people. RadRails is awesome, but it needs more work. Mongrel looks very promising, but needs time to have it's own version 1.1.5 . But the fact that these projects exsist and that very intelligant people are working on them tells me we have what we need.
I don't think DHH or anyone else has a choice regarding Rails' mainstream adoption, but even if we can't assimilate the world, we can at least keep ourselves happy.
/inspirational speech over