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  Myths Open Source Developers Tell Ourselves
Subject:   Rather like a 'rant'
Date:   2003-12-12 04:20:20
From:   sanchonevesgraca
Response to: Rather like a 'rant'

The author of this article wrote a good piece about open source software development and its culture. Because there is such a culture, it makes sense to analyse it and publish such analyses. Many open source projects are successful because they are interesting to a community. This article is a voicing of a member of the community. The anonymous posting is, on the other hand, one of those ungrateful remarks.
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  • Rather like a 'rant'
    2003-12-12 11:08:50  chromatic | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    I don't find the parent's remarks as ungrateful. I'd be surprised to find many active open source developers who said they believe these myths... but you can certainly see a lot of projects that act as if the developers believed these ideas.

    There's a lot of great software out there. Imagine how much better it would be if we could improve our development skills!