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From "Frank W. Zammetti" <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Struts 1.2.9 Quality
Date Fri, 17 Mar 2006 17:22:00 GMT
On Fri, March 17, 2006 12:11 pm, Paul Speed said:
> I agree with what you say but I thought that I'd point out that open
> source projects are successful for their code and not their ideas.  So a
> person may have a fabulous idea but if they aren't going to use the code
> themselves then it is likely to be of lower quality than something
> similar that someone is going to use.  It's not universally true but the
> phrase "eating your own dog food" didn't come from nowhere. :)
> "Scratching an itch" implies that not only does one have an idea but
> they have a use-case that their idea solves... which means their
> solution will probably be more than a sketch of a good idea.  And it's
> something that they'd want to maintain.

That's a good point Paul, thank you!

> -Paul


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