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

John Meyer johnmeyer at pueblocomputing.com
Thu Jan 21 23:07:54 UTC 2010

On 1/21/2010 3:03 PM, Madison Kelly wrote:
> 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

I think the problem is more of a problem of semantics.  I will admit 
that I felt a bit put off by the initial e-mail and the subject line. 
What he was asking, IMHO, was for us to tell him the benefits of open 
source and why it is a viable business platform.

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