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Re: A Closer Look at GNU AutoTools

From: Shawn H Corey
Subject: Re: A Closer Look at GNU AutoTools
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:10:12 -0400

On Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:43:40 -0600
"John Calcote" <address@hidden> wrote:

> I honestly don't get why you have a problem with this attitude in open
> source software. It's not a bad attitude - it's a natural attitude.
> You're trying to treat the Autotools as if a paid team of developers
> is working on it. If that were the case, you'd be paying money for
> the product. You're not
> - it's free. Why is that so hard to understand? I personally think
> it's an amazing aspect of humanity that we even have open source
> software (and hardware) in the first place.

No, it's not a "natural" attitude. I have worked on open-source
projects where this attitude is not present and on proprietary ones
which had it in spades. It depends on the people involved. And it also
drives people away from open-source projects.

Don't stop where the ink does.

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