I know there’s always a lot of talk about what MDG should or shouldn’t be doing, and I bet it gets annoying pretty quickly. But this is something that’s been bothering me for a while.
From where I stand, there’s not much to tell me if the team at MDG is paying any attention to what’s going on in the community or not. I just went through the last 20 blog posts posted to Crater, and not one had a comment or reaction by someone from the team, either on Crater or on the blog itself.
I know the core team is always busy, and maybe that’s one reason. But at the end of the day, it’s also about priorities: I would argue that time should be made, even if it means slowing down development.
What’s more, MDG does also have a community team. Maybe their role could be extended beyond meetups and events, to interacting more with the online part of the community?
Now to be fair, I use Apple products all the time without expecting Tim Cook to leave comments on my blog posts. And I also know that some members of MDG already do their best to keep up and interact with the community. Still, I do wish things were a little different… and I know I’m not the only one!