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From Donald Whytock <>
Subject Re: Updates: IBM Lotus Symphony, Apache OpenOffice, IBM Docs and other fun stuff
Date Thu, 26 Jan 2012 14:19:58 GMT
On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 8:21 AM, Jürgen Schmidt
<> wrote:
> On 1/25/12 9:35 PM, Graham Lauder wrote:
>> Everyone participates in an Open Source project for various reasons, some
>> may
>> be their own and some may be employers and all do it for some form of
>> reward
>> whether it be cash or something more esoteric.  There are a lot of people
>> who
>> do this as part of their 9 to 5 who are not what I would call volunteers.
> should we now feel offended? Probably not because it's hopefully only the
> personal view of a single person. I think many of the full-time employed
> community members are here with passion and spent a lot of more time in the
> project than necessary by their contracts.

I think following one's passion is an example of a "more esoteric"
reward.  He's just saying that everyone that does anything here is
doing it because they get something out of it.  And sometimes what
they get out of it isn't love.


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