Posted Oct 23, 2012 11:39 UTC (Tue) by man_ls
In reply to: Entitlement
Parent article: Heilmann: Don’t call it “open source” unless you mean it
Think about the following situation, which seems to fit the case mentioned in the blog post. (I think that most of us can relate to it; at least I do.)
A developer creates some software which she hopes will bring her fame, glory and dev-cred. She spends considerable time building the package and polishing it. Patches and improvements are slow in coming, but user requests pile up. After a while help has not materialized, and she has little else to learn from it: maintaining the package does not make sense any more. But still the project is useful in its current form, or it may be some day; some people from all over the world are using it.
So the world is a better place because of the package, even in deep maintenance. But judging from the blog post the software is not "real open source". I cannot agree with that view.
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