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Author Topic: [2017-07-23] Between a Rock and a Hard Fork: Jeff Garzik's Plan to Avoid a Split  (Read 5767 times)
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July 23, 2017, 02:08:27 AM
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Is Jeff Garzik the new lead developer of bitcoin now? What will happen to the core development team? Will they still play an important role in bitcoin's future or are they considered out and replaced by Jeff and his team?

These are very important questions that everyone should start asking.



Since taking the lead on turning the Segwit2x scaling agreement into code, the CEO of blockchain startup Bloq has been accused of everything from closing off bitcoin's open-source development to encouraging unnecessarily aggressive network changes to playing loose with facts to sway public sentiment on the plan.

But if the long-time developer, one of the first employed by a startup to work directly with bitcoin's underlying software, has emerged as a lightning rod, Garzik seems enthusiastic about the role.

Fond of taking on critics head on in lengthy Twitter exchanges, Garzik may be unique among bitcoin developers in displaying a largely take-charge entrepreneurial mindset, one that finds him at odds with the project's more security-conscious developer group, Bitcoin Core.


Read in full http://www.coindesk.com/rock-hard-fork-jeff-garziks-plan-avoid-bitcoin-split/

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July 23, 2017, 11:11:36 AM
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Is Jeff Garzik the new lead developer of bitcoin now? What will happen to the core development team? Will they still play an important role in bitcoin's future or are they considered out and replaced by Jeff and his team?

These are very important questions that everyone should start asking.

LOL, no.  

*facepalm*

These are very misguided questions that only people who don't understand open source development should be asking.  Bitcoin doesn't have a lead developer in the same sense that it doesn't have a CEO.  Development teams can and do indeed have lead developers, but Jeff Garzik has not suddenly been appointed lead developer of Core.  No one replaces anyone or anything.  And obviously Core will still play an important role in development.  

Both Garzik and Core are entirely free to do what they want and they can all have their own ideas about how to move forwards, even if they're quite different.  But at the same time, just because the teams are separate entities, that doesn't then preclude them from working together either.  As an example, one of the Core developers was helping to identify issues in the BTC1 branch and BIP91, even though that wasn't Core's idea.  Such is the nature of open source development, anyone can chip in and help out where they want.  The only thing that matters is that we get solid code at the end of it.

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July 23, 2017, 01:58:25 PM
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Another shit-post from BBC "reporter".

Dude, just give it up, no one really takes you seriously.

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July 24, 2017, 01:06:50 AM
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Is Jeff Garzik the new lead developer of bitcoin now? What will happen to the core development team? Will they still play an important role in bitcoin's future or are they considered out and replaced by Jeff and his team?

These are very important questions that everyone should start asking.

LOL, no.  

*facepalm*

These are very misguided questions that only people who don't understand open source development should be asking.  Bitcoin doesn't have a lead developer in the same sense that it doesn't have a CEO.  Development teams can and do indeed have lead developers, but Jeff Garzik has not suddenly been appointed lead developer of Core.  No one replaces anyone or anything.  And obviously Core will still play an important role in development.  

Both Garzik and Core are entirely free to do what they want and they can all have their own ideas about how to move forwards, even if they're quite different.  But at the same time, just because the teams are separate entities, that doesn't then preclude them from working together either.  As an example, one of the Core developers was helping to identify issues in the BTC1 branch and BIP91, even though that wasn't Core's idea.  Such is the nature of open source development, anyone can chip in and help out where they want.  The only thing that matters is that we get solid code at the end of it.

Ok, thank you for the clarification. Is it possible that if the majority of miners and the community started following Jeff Garzik, and installed his implementation of bitcoin, then they become something like the new main development team?

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July 24, 2017, 12:12:06 PM
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Ok, thank you for the clarification. Is it possible that if the majority of miners and the community started following Jeff Garzik, and installed his implementation of bitcoin, then they become something like the new main development team?

yes

It's also likely, not possible, that a new main development team led by Garzik would turn Bitcoin into a centralised, permissioned Paypal 2.0 nightmare, replete with blacklisting and compulsory ID for transaction processing (Garzik has demonstrated he is pro-state intervention, pro-closed source code and anti-cash countless times).

Bitcoin will have it's internet cash/gold mission statement compromised by Garzik, no question

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