Posted Oct 22, 2012 17:01 UTC (Mon) by man_ls
Parent article: Heilmann: Don’t call it “open source” unless you mean it
Am I the only one to think that this post is a bit abusive? So you spend your free time developing something out of love, generously put it at the disposition of your peers, take some time out of your presumably busy schedule... and then people demand that you do a lot of grunt work to help them, out of the goodness of your heart.
We could also get pedantic and argue that the open source definition does not mention "spending your free evenings answering unpaid mail instead of being with your family or whatever else you fancy". Not even Free software (which is philosophically more demanding) demands anything like that. No, releasing code at the disposition of others so they can improve on it is perfectly valid morally.
The guy might have a point if he was talking about companies doing code drops, but only because the cost of developing in the open is not significantly higher than otherwise -- it is only a matter of trust in the community. As it is, it feels a bit trollish IMHO.
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