The public humiliation is
Posted Aug 22, 2002 15:52 UTC (Thu) by cwong15
In reply to: Is it bazaar specific?
Parent article: The hard side of the Bazaar
In a closed source environment, you can see code cancelled, and you can receive criticism. But on open source projects, you can get flamed publicly on mailing lists. Since a lot of the motivation for contributing to open source is public recognition, this sort of public humiliation tends to negate any payoffs. Not only do open source developers not get a paycheck to compensate for the grief or lost work, but a public wrecking of their reputation can be detrimental to their rent-paying careers. Email shows off one's worst side. An interviewer might try doing a Google search of a job seeker before an interview. Think about it: how would you like to walk into an interview and be asked about a supposed reputation of being anti-social, arrogant, careless, incompetent or not being "a team player"? That is something Marcin might have to deal with.
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