Distribution quote of the week
Posted Sep 3, 2012 10:00 UTC (Mon) by mpr22
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The wonderful thing about Free Software is that only the scarcity involved is the natural scarcity of suitable interested labour; there is no "rights holder" directly creating an artificial scarcity in order to exact a rent. As such, if a software project is left to rot on the vine, that means that the supply of suitable interested labour for their maintenance and development is insufficient (in quantity, quality, or both). The remedy is simple:
- Find other people who also want the derelict project to continue to be developed and maintained.
- Cooperate with those people to arrange for the necessary labour to be applied, using some combination of "doing it yourselves" and "paying someone else a decent hourly rate to do it".
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