[lug] Re: recycling code [WAS Fwd: NICHOLAS PETRELEY: "The Op en Source" ]

rm at mamma.varadinet.de rm at mamma.varadinet.de
Thu Mar 22 15:58:40 MST 2001

On Thu, Mar 22, 2001 at 02:22:56PM -0700, Holshouser, David wrote:
> The time and effort spent on creating slightly varied copies of apps. 
> The time spent on rewritting the whole app, comes in to play on this. 
> People are spending so much time getting their own ideas to print that 
> the overall output of apps is broad but shallow. Again, we are talking 
> about the GUI, not the kernel, not the development process. I'm just 
> saying that I have 200 mail readers to choose from that are all in version 
> 0.9 states. It hurts and drives [(boss)|(parents)|(kids)|(joe sixpack)] away

I like to think that the time isn't wasted since someone wrote
code and learned something. And this is an 'early' population.
Time _will_ weed out most of it. Maybe we should wait and talk
in a few years ?


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