Have I already mentioned that I liked reading the Richard Branson's auto-biography ?
I honestly think it was a gem of a book which I picked up in the Gatwick airport on the way to Dublin from Minsk. That is a story about the life journey told with a lot of humor, filled with some absolutely hilarious accounts of various events and with some very serious thoughts about doing business and contributing to saving the humanity.
You might want to ask, what is it all to do with the web services or software development given this post is not marked with [OT] ?
During his student days, Richard set up the Student Advisory Centre which consulted students on all the issues they could have, free of charge. One of their slogans was "Give us your headaches". This centre still operates today.
I thought, when I was reading about it, that to some extent, this is what the OS business model was partly about. In OS we are working on projects such as CXF and we are determined to make it all work really well, without any headaches, in the most demanding environments.
The OS business model is partially about providing the insurance that customers will experience no headaches when running such OS-driven projects in their productions. In fact this model has been proven very successful, by such top companies such as RedHat for example.
Are you considering to start using CXF but a bit concerned what will happen further down the road with all the OS development going on into it ?
Give us your headaches :-)