what happens when andrew boon dies

coolnaija posted 10th of June 2011 in Community Voice. 18 comments.

will boonex still live on,will our continue? i need to know,because sometime i worried by this.please i need some answers,please helpppppppppppppppppppppppp.NOTE that am not praying for this,but we all going to die one day

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Nathan Paton
You shouldn't be worrying about an individual in a company passing away, even if they are the head of the company. If Andrew Boon passes away, the company will continue operations with someone else taking his place. I don't mean to sound cold about such a situation, but that's what would most likely happen.
yeah no worries ill take over :)
Andrew will not die
He eats immortality flower with immortality wine everyday...
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Andrew Boon
Shoot, I missed a dose today... :(
Nathan Paton
I suppose you can't rule out the possibility of him becoming a zombie. I don't know if he'd still be working, what with the eating coworkers and all.
I just needed to say: Seriously? This sounds like 4yo child type of question.. "Dad, where do Dolphins go when they die"?
Andrew Boon
First off, we're working hard to postpone this unfortunate event as much as possible. With any luck by the time it happens Dolphin/BoonEx would attract enough community interest and involvement to make it self-sustainable.

If, however, this happens earlier than expected everything will go on as planned. So, don't worry, there're other people in BoonEx and there will be more, too.
Nathan Paton
I have wondered what would happen if the company itself ceased to exist, and no other company continued development. I have no faith in the community contiung any development that would ensure this software's continued existence.

BoonEx is the main (and in most cases the only) contributor to development. I'd like to see a more open development process where the community can at least play some part other than making suggestions and hoping for an implementation of needed features and enhancements.

I see more have no reason to doubt that site owners would manage to find a way, most likely through third-party developers who can hack up the code to keep it improving as much as possible.

I'm sure some third-party community would also spring-up, providing some form of support and modifications, but I do not see an actual, community-based development team forming and being able to remain stable enough to deliver something.

If such a situation ever arose, I see people as either hiring developers to maintain the code for their individual sites, remaining on unchanging code and stagnating, or moving to some other solution that is backed either by an open company, strong community, or both.
Andrew Boon
it's one seriously big subject to discuss... As you may guess we'd be happy to have more community developers helping and working with us. The main obstacle, however, is and always was Dolphin itself. Over years we involved up to hundred different developers to work on it. That mostly caused problems. Best parts of Dolphin were created by just a few.

So, now we want to clean up the code, reuse only the best parts and give Dolphin a new life, focusing on separating as much as possible into modules. see more Once that is done, we'd have more flexibility in involving community developers without need for counterproductively-tight supervision.
well the question is about "leadership" will it become Nokia-Elop thing? for good or bad...
you know, in reading this, i consider this to be a legitimate question. lets consider MrP here for a moment. at his age, it was never expected nor anticipated that he would exit this world. it happened. and it happens every day.

so for those of you to consider this question childish or stupid, then you are missing out on life, because with life comes death.

there are no stated officers, that would operate BoonEx, and clearly Julia would not be in a position to continue the efforts.

Andrew, see more to consider dolphin self-sustainable at any point is a far-fetched idea, there is no reality in such an anticipation.

Andrew Boon
It's a good question, indeed. As for "stated officers" - there's a plan, it just doesn't have to be public.

Self-sustainable Dolphin is absolutely possible, should the need ever arise. There is a lot of work to do to make it happen though, I understand.
well good Andrew, glad there is in fact a plan. i felt that the question was legitimate and there were others slamming the member for asking. i can almost garauntee that there was never any consideration in the loss of one of our greatest members and friends from this community. i felt the question deserved an answer, and not the ridicule that was doled out by some.

you are correct Andrew, your business does not have to be made public, but the inquiry came about, and you have now answered diligently, see more in stating that there is a plan. just knowing there is a plan, is enough to satisfy the inquiry i would tend to believe.
thanks once again,i ask this question because i want my site be like facebook,so am just asking to know how secure my site and other members is but is very ugly some see it as childish question anyway i don't care,my DosDawg i will like to see your site
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