The GPL / BSD cultural divide (was ProtoCiv: porting Freeciv to Python CANNED)

Gerry Quinn gerryq at indigo.ie
Thu Jan 15 12:46:35 CET 2004


In article <bu4dii$daqjq$1 at ID-207230.news.uni-berlin.de>, "Brandon J. Van Every" <try_vanevery_at_mycompanyname at yahoo.com> wrote:
>Agreed, and more specifically, there is a huge *cultural divide* between
>most OSS developers and proprietary commercial developers who simply want to
>add some OSS "to get the boring bits over with."  

And guess what bits of a project OSS programmers often tend not to 
bother finishing?

As somebody once said, the purpose of paying wages is not to motivate 
people to work.  It's to motivate them to come in on Monday mornings.  

Think of the boring bits as commercial software's secret weapon ;-)

Gerry Quinn                                   
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