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Re: Bazel build issue on RISC-V

On Monday, December 28, 2020, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de> wrote:

> The problem is that Google has a reputation for quickly abandoning projects
> when they feel it no longer has any commercial value for them.
> So if the community heavily invests into fixing their bugs, they risk ending
> up having spent lots of time and energy into something that will be abandoned
> upstream.

... for which they didn't get paid, yet the Corporation that created the software got plenty of profit.

when this exploitation and spongeing stops, Olek, your desires, which are perfectly reasonable, will easily be met.

may i recommend contacting the Bazel team to point out the high strategic value of having stable cross-architecture debian packaging (by significantly increasing the reach), with a view to having them either take direct responsibility for fixing the packaging themselves (where it would then no longer be viewed as exploitation and spongeing) or to speak with their management to provide adequate sponsorship?

ultimately if the software proves its value and creates a large community ecosystem, then the chances become much higher that someone from that community will step forward and pick up Bazel stable maintenance even if google abandons it (like they have done so many times already).

however during its early development, before it reaches that point?  yeah this is just not a reasonable expectation unless accompanied by adequate financial compensation.


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