[Distutils] some questions about PEP470

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Thu Oct 16 23:47:14 CEST 2014

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On 10/14/2014 09:15 PM, Donald Stufft wrote:
> On Oct 14, 2014, at 8:50 PM, Stefan Krah <stefankrah at freenet.de>
> wrote:
>>> Donald Stufft <donald <at> stufft.io> writes:
>>>>> If you're this upset over someone redistributing your work,
>>>>> then maybe Open Source Software is the wrong hobby for you.
>>> Usually one does not tell a core developer that his contributions
>>> are "a hobby".  I have contributed 40000+ lines of original, dense
>>> C code, backed by 100% code coverage and 30000+ lines of ACL2
>>> proofs.
> Uhh, maybe you’re misunderstanding the word hobby, unless you’re
> getting paid for your OSS work you’re not doing it professionally. A
> hobby isn’t a negative thing, until last December my OSS work was
> entirely a hobby too, and it’s still a hobby in my spare time too.

That use of "hobby" vs. "professional" is completely irrelevant to the
discussion, and is effectively condescending and ad hominem.  In my
experience, the quality and committment of a developer's open source work
are often unrelated to whether she gets paid directly by an employer to
do it.  Getting paid *does* make it possible to devote more time, rather
than passion, to one's projects.

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