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  Myths Open Source Developers Tell Ourselves
Subject:   Partly bullshit
Date:   2003-12-12 22:06:56
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Partly bullshit

Building a community is just as difficult as building a customer base. This foolishness is the reason why excellent software developers toil away in obscurity. Just because you have something great doesn't mean that other people will think its great, understand it, use it, be able to support it.


Having a good product doesn't mean you '*will*' attract a community - it just means you have a good product. Many many good products die on the vine each year while SPENDING MONEY MARKETING the product.

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  • Partly bullshit
    2003-12-13 21:06:55  anonymous2 [View]

    "Just because you have something great doesn't mean that other people will think its great, understand it, use it, be able to support it."
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    Dont you mean "Just because you have something great doesn't mean that other people will need it or want it" ? To get someone dedicated enough to your project to do beta testing and submit patches would mean that they would first need and/or want to use it.