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From Paul Benedict <paul4chris...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Struts 1.2.9 Quality
Date Fri, 17 Mar 2006 14:39:31 GMT
This is a great post. I nominate it to be added
to the Struts "how to contribute" section. It's worth
sharing in an official matter: the correct attitude of helping.

--- Ted Husted <ted.husted@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 3/16/06, Niall Pemberton <niall.pemberton@gmail.com> wrote:
> > The difference is that Spring is commercial open source. Here it needs
> > a volunteer willing to do it and the problem with that if "eat our own
> > dog food"  how likely is it there'll be a volunteer wanting to back
> > port?
> 
> Following up on something Niall said elsewhere, the trick to open
> source is to concentrate on scratching your own itch. If there's a
> feature that *you* want implemented for *your* application, go ahead
> and implement it, and then try to share the wealth. Worst case, you've
> got a feature that you needed. Ditto for patches and fixes. Worse
> case, you've patched your copy of the framework so that it works
> better for you.
> 
> Anytime anyone says something like "I don't want to do this work
> unless it's going to be accepted to the distribution", then the first
> thing I think is that this person is volunteering for the wrong
> reasons, and, if so, it would be better if they didn't volunteer to do
> the work.
> 
> -Ted.
> 
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