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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <wr...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Are devs who work on or use open source happier in their employment?
Date Fri, 24 Sep 2010 04:20:44 GMT
On 9/23/2010 11:13 PM, Martin Cooper wrote:
> The other thing I'd say is that the answers to these questions are
> going to depend a lot on the particular developers in question. A
> couple of people have commented here on how great it is to be able to
> dig in and find the root cause of a bug, and even fix it. That's great
> for us open source nuts. But the vast majority of developers don't
> give a hoot about why a tool or library or whatever doesn't work,
> whether it's open source or not - they just want it to work. 

See, that's the difference.

The folks who appreciate open source are getting their code to work,
no if's and's or but's.

The folks who rely on a vendor to Just Fix It and really couldn't care
if they are off to another project (or doing nothing) for a few weeks
aren't in the market for the sources of their tooling.


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