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The platform problem

The platform problem

Posted May 19, 2011 18:07 UTC (Thu) by samroberts (guest, #46749)
In reply to: The platform problem by ezyang
Parent article: The platform problem

To work with upstream requires upstream to work with you. That takes time and energy from them, time and energy they donate for free to help you implement features they might not need.

Whether they are willing to spend time on integrating code for you depends on a lot of factors, but if they have a paid job, and not much spare time, the effort of pushing upstream might not go well. Not all devs are hobbyists who would like nothing more than to work their weekends doing things purely for the intellectual challenge and long-term good of the platform.

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