[Mediawiki-l] Please convince me to make my software open source (2)

Madison Kelly linux at alteeve.com
Thu Jan 21 22:03:14 UTC 2010


Domas Mituzas wrote:
> Hi!
> 
>>   We, as members of the open source community, would do well to wish 
>> him luck. Every one of us reflects the community, and snarky remarks 
>> make the community look childish. I would have preferred it become open 
>> source; Not because I plan to use it but because I want the community to 
>> benefit from the largest pool of code possible. Being rude to him will 
>> make the chance of him later changing his mind that much smaller. Why 
>> would you contribute to a community that has been rude to you?
> 
> I'm not rude. He is rude.  We didn't ask him to convince us to release our work as open-source, and yet he uses it for his business. :-)
> 
> Domas

Then lets say "take the high road". Regardless, our words and out 
actions reflect on the community.

Madi



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