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    11= Welcome to Project DTrace = 
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    3 The goal of Project DTrace is to provide robust DTrace integration against as many [wiki:Applications popular open source projects] as possible.  While it isn't extremely difficult to push patches into open source projects, it does take time to get to know the community and/or maintainer.  Embracing the culture of the project is crucial to being well-received and to gain a "grease the wheels" level of patch acceptance.  If we were producing a patch against a single project or a handful of projects it would make sense to engage with those communities.  However, we are talking about a much larger number of open source projects and it is simply intractable to interface with that many communities and maintain the right relationships and processes. 
     3The goal of Project DTrace is to provide robust [http://opensolaris.org/os/community/dtrace/ DTrace] integration against as many [wiki:Applications popular open source projects] as possible.  While it isn't extremely difficult to push patches into open source projects, it does take time to get to know the community and/or maintainer.  Embracing the culture of the project is crucial to being well-received and to gain a "grease the wheels" level of patch acceptance.  If we were producing a patch against a single project or a handful of projects it would make sense to engage with those communities.  However, we are talking about a much larger number of open source projects and it is simply intractable to interface with that many communities and maintain the right relationships and processes. 
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    55This project takes the vendor/distributor approach to patching.  We want a consistent (in philosophy and approach) set of patches that can be applied to just about any popular open source application to make it a first-class DTrace citizen by the use of SDTs in user space.  If the various projects like the changes, we'll be happy to work with them to have them pushed upstream and "graduated" from our project to theirs.