2008.06.21 14:50 "[Tiff] Observing the LibTIFF Development Team", by Gene Amtower
As a long-time developer on development teams of 1, I just wanted to say that signing up on this list has been very educational for me. Reading the comments relative to version compatibility, release decisions, testing, etc. has given me a greater understanding into the challenges that come with a team of developers, and this experience will also have an impact on my own development work within my tight-knit little team of me, myself, and I. I get all the trade magazines on development, but none of them are as educational as watching an actual development community work together.
While I have yet to become involved in actual code development in any open-source community, this community has been very positive and patient with all who post questions and comments, from both within the team and outside of it. If they all work similar to this community, I would certainly be excited to be involved in any of them as my own experience and talents allow.
My hat's off to all those involved in the various aspects of the libtiff library...