"Apache recently held a week-end 'infrathon' to sweep the dust
out of the corners, squash a few old bugs, drink a wee bit of ale
(and maybe a wee bit more than a wee bit) and get their hands dirty
with the Zen of maintaining their infrastructure. MadPenguin.org
crashed the party in search of the secrets of getting into the
'zone' while peeking into the grittiest of the nitty gritty of one
of the darling projects of open source, Apache.
"There's a lot of talk about 'community' in the open source
world, and learned papers by the hundreds are chasing the mystery
of why highly talented hackers give away code for free. But for
those of use who don't hack code, maybe we just have to try to sit
and stare at a blank wall for an hour or so to experience the 'Zen'
of something as grinding and nitty gritty as infrastructure
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