[nycbug-talk] Fwd: no more apache updates

Pete Wright pete
Wed Jun 23 11:36:44 EDT 2004

Bob Ippolito wrote:

> On Jun 23, 2004, at 9:58 AM, Robert Collins wrote:
>>> I like that people are expected to write code or shutup.
>> Personally, I don't like that people are expected to write code or 
>> shutup. I
>> am not an authority on organizational structure by any means. But it 
>> seems
>> to me that when you get a group of people together that want to 
>> accomplish
>> something, from a household all the way to an entire country division of
>> responsibilities is a necessity.
> The way I see it is this:
> It's *their* project, not yours.  If you don't like their manners, 
> policies and/or philosophies then don't use their software.  It's not 
> your place to say how they should spend their free time.  Hell, you're 
> lucky they share the code with you under a liberal license.

I think the point he was trying to make is that by being a user of an 
opensource project you share some of the responsibility of the project 
itself.  Be it through testing, showing others how to use it, or even 
coding.  That is also what I feel makes opensource projects "better" 
than their closed source counterparts, the sense of shared 
responsibility that the community takes on.


Pete Wright
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