Re: Bad attitude
A flame-worthy attitude.
PhrozenSmoke, you're contradicting yourself. Why are you sharing your code and app via GPL if they are supposed to be for YOUR OWN USE only? Why not just keep it to yourself??
I wrote my ideal Y! application and posted
it to the net in case somebody else found it useful, but I am under NO obligation to 'help' anybody use it, build it, install
it, or anything else.
You can think whatever you want about my attitude, but rather than whining, maybe you should do as I did and actually write
some code and FIX these 'problems' you see with open source software
You are hoping that users will find your open-source software useful. You even want them to "fix these 'problems'" they see in your software. Yet you're not kind to them and even refuse to help them. What a gratitude! What an attitude!
The fact that your users see bugs in your app means that they appreciate and use your software. They are giving you knowledge about the bugs, which means that you now have the opportunity to learn more and improve your software more. Some of these users can even contribute patches to your code. But if you keep on rejecting your users, they will stop helping you and your software as well.
You are not obliged to help your users. And the users are not obliged to help you, too. But give it some kindness, show some appreciation to your users, listen to them and your software will bloom with increased usability and acceptance. That's what Linus Torvalds did to Linux, that's what Richard Stallman did to GNU tools. That's what free software and open source is all about.