[lug] 'we have met the enemy, and he is us'
Michael D. Hirsch
mhirsch at nubridges.com
Fri Oct 17 13:49:05 MDT 2003
On Friday 17 October 2003 03:21 pm, Timothy C. Klein wrote:
> * bill ehlert (ehlert_b at yahoo.com) wrote:
> > --- Nate Duehr <nate at natetech.com> wrote:
> > . . .
> > > Open-source is modifyable by anyone using it.
> > > That's the key. If it
> > > doesn't do something you like, change it,
> > ** i have often wondered, just what
> > proportion of linux uxers are
> > actually good enough programmers
> > to do that?
> Me too. I am an entirely competent coder. But most projects I care
> about are already very large -- jumping into the source tree is a whole
> lot of work. It takes a lot of effort just to figure out where the
> stuff is you might want to modify, and how it works.
True. But from a corporate perspective, if the company wants it changes, they
can hire a competent coder. You get all the advantages of owning the code
but without many of the disadvantages and costs.
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