The best platform and editor for Python

Nicola Musatti nicola.musatti at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 17:27:53 CEST 2007


On Jul 5, 4:21 pm, Roy Smith <r... at panix.com> wrote:
> In article <1183644537.859604.27... at w5g2000hsg.googlegroups.com>,
>  Nicola Musatti <nicola.musa... at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Jul 5, 1:23 pm, Gregor Horvath <g... at gregor-horvath.com> wrote:
> > [...]
> > > That's a property of open source projects.
> > > Features nobody really needs are not implemented.
>
> > No, no, you got it all wrong. It's in *commercial* projects that
> > features nobody really needs are not implemented.
>
> No, no, squared.  In a commercial project, the only features that get
> implemented are the ones somebody is willing to pay for.  Whether there is
> any correlation between need and willingness to pay is an open question.

Ah, but you snipped the most important part of my post:
> Profit is fundamental in convincing you that you really
> need the features.

I mean, marketing is all about creating the willingness by stimulating
the perception of the need.

Cheers,
Nicola Musatti




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