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Kay Schluehr kay.schluehr at gmx.net
Thu Jul 5 17:06:24 CEST 2007


On Jul 5, 4:08 pm, 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. Profit is
> fundamental in convincing you that you really need the features.
>
> On the other hand open source projects tend to lack features nobody
> enjoys implementing.

OSS projects have the healthy tendency to die silently. No one has yet
counted all the corpses.

Someone has mentioned Eclipse before and it somehow indicates that the
strongest distinction between an OSS project and a commercial one is
the property of being OSS.

Kay

> Cheers,
> Nicola Musatti
>
> P.S. Maybe I should add a ;-)

This is a full ;-) thread. So it would be a bit redundant to mention
it - just like this meta-comment.




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