Razvan is taking some time off
Scott’s point is great and summarises the teams feelings; for some more detail:
Razvan is full time on this project alone? Does he have another job or is full time really on this project?
Razvan’s main job is Quasar, the donations received for this project directly support the running and maintenance of Quasar (servers, domains, etc etc). Razvan will also do some contract work to top things up as and when but I’ll restate the point Quasar is Razvan’s main job.
if Razvan being sick holds back the project to just urgent updates
Holding back updates is our “short term” plan. Obviously with anyone taking time off, it’s never planned so we have to be reactive to the situation. The current plan is to see how Razvan is over the next week and take it from there.
Holding back updates is not a long term plan and the Quasar Team have all they need to support Quasar and provide updates with new features going forward should the need arise to do so without Razvan being around.
project getting abandoned if Razvan stops development
I and many of the core team rely on Quasar for our day to day work so this will not happen. As I’ve said, despite Razvan being the main contributor on GH, the team puts in a lot of work behind the scenes to support and grow Quasar.
I understand this is a risk you take with open source but if we make an assumption that
Razvan will not be working on this project what are the teams plan? Will someone from the team takeover as full time developer as we continue to donate to the project?
At this point in time, this is not something we’re thinking too much about. Do we have people who want to work full time for Quasar? Yes. We do. That being said, we expect Razvan to be back and working as normal once he’s rested.
It’s worth stating at this point though that we do have a disaster plan in place for Quasar to take the “bus factor” into account should the worst happen to any one of us (of course with Razvan being most crucial).
It’s important to note, the only reason we’re all here discussing this is because of how hard Razvan works. If Razvan regularly took time off (as he should) then taking a couple of weeks off wouldn’t be noticed. It’s only because he works tirelessly for Quasar and it’s community that it’s noticed.
In short - donate. Support Quasar. It hasn’t let anyone down yet and it won’t in the future.
Thanks for all your well wishes for Razvan
Sharing some thoughts, in case it has any value.
In 2013 I started a contract job in some company. I became friend with one of the contractors whose specialty was writing financial software. He was working on a project of his own which would offer a complete turnkey system to those companies lending money or financing and etc. For example car dealers who finance cars or Mortgage companies and etc. It’s a fairly complex and big process.
In 2017, he launched the product and began to go after prospects who could use his product. Very soon he hit a wall, not because of his pricing or features or being legacy, but being a very small company to assure the clients are safely covered by a team of paid employees.
He was advised to raise money and get investors to have such backup. Because he had a great product and great market to go after, he got invested and took care of the problem.
As of end of 2019, his net profit was $1.5M (after all expenses paid).
In 2002, a great software was developed by an Australian company, The owner refused to get investment. 18 years later, he only has less then 200 customers, running as a one-man-show.
No doubt Quasar is a great product, buy companies don’t go with faith, but with black & white facts to use a product. Many companies prohibit employees to use any Open Source or Free software.
My suggestion is, change your business model and make Quasar as a “Bet your business on Quasar” product.
My two cents.
s.molinari last edited by s.molinari
@Ben-Hayat - I sort of understand what you are saying and my comments are obviously with the current situation in mind. We also know “the business model” needs to change to be more commercialized and thus, have better potential to raise revenues. If and when we get to that point, then it is no longer “leaps of faith” needed, but rather, we can offer value adding products and services (with and above and beyond Quasar) to generate revenue.
Just as a update to calm people’s nerves: Razvan is still feeling unwell but is recovering 110% (his words).
All your well wishes are clearly working! Keep it up
Get well Razvan, wish you and Quasar-Team all the best!
Thanks Allan; I hope it’s not Corona…
Personally, I’ve never agreed or liked Open source, Free software and etc.
@Ben-Hayat Feel free to have your opinion about “Open source, Free software and etc”, but…
Most companies do NOT use FREE Opens Source product, due to fear of getting screwed if the owner walks away.
… please speak only for yourself. I, for one, have only worked on companies that used, at least at some degree, open source software. I can’t give names, but one of them is a very large aerospace corporation.
It happened to me, more than once, that the “owner wakes away” on open source and on closed source projects. One big difference: on open source projects we could still use/see/modify the source code and actually do something with our data, whereas with closed source you just go sit on the corner of the room and cry.
I don’t want to start an argument over this (specially not on this thread) and I’m not an active forum user, so I will probably miss any comments anyone may make. I’d only like to remind you of projects like Linux, MySQL, nginx, Wordpress, etc. Let’s not even mention Vue.js and Webpack, projects without which Quasar would simply not exist.
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Next comments to come that aren’t a simple “get well soon” for Razvan will be deleted.
You can take the OSS discussion to another thread.
Get well Razvan!!!
Thanks to Razvan and all the team members holding it down. Quasar has been a game changer for me. I know once my company gets past the economic down turn from Covid we will be donating as much as possible :). Much love and respect for all the hard work!
Thanks Allan; I hope it’s not Corona…
@Ben-Hayat I can assure you it isn’t
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Hey Razvan, hope you will get better, it’s ok to take some time off to heal, your mind and body will thank you later. You will come back stronger than ever.
The best wishes for you and your family!
qyloxe last edited by qyloxe
At the end everything will be ok. As always. No need to worry or be sad.
Razvan already made the choice with Quasar, now he just needs to understand why he made it.
I will happily wait as long as it needs, knowing that with each day his work shines even more. It is this work that defines what kind of a human he is. And those kind of humans are worth waitng for, ever.
Dar nu mai cade ca-n trecut
În mări din tot înaltul
— „Ce-ți pasă ție, chip de lut,
Dac-oi fi eu sau altul?
Razvan is the best, and I am sure that he’ll be back to carry the mission forward.
bekki last edited by
Dr. GetWellSon was said: Get well soon!
And so I am too.
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Be strong Razvan, my thoughts are with you.
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Get well soon Razvan! My thoughts are with you. All the very best to you and the whole team!
Get well soon Razvan!