[lug] 'we have met the enemy, and he is us'
John.Hernandez at noaa.gov
Fri Oct 17 14:08:13 MDT 2003
bill ehlert 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?
For many of us, I suspect it depends on the quality of the code that
we're attempting to modify. If it's well documented and formatted, many
experienced users can often hack away with some degree of success. The
first few attempts are usually painful, but experience certainly helps.
Most changes I make are purely for personal adaptation, and rarely are
they coded well enough to bother checking back into the source tree.
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