[Mediawiki-l] Please convince me to make my software open source (3)

John Meyer johnmeyer at pueblocomputing.com
Sat Jan 23 01:41:54 UTC 2010


On 1/22/2010 6:20 PM, jidanni at jidanni.org wrote:
> Anyway, I bet 99% of software written ends up unused. So one is lucky to
> get some users in the first place. And making it Free will make that 99%
> into a 98%... I.e., in the end one ends up begging for users before
> finally abandoning the project, so no need to put one more stumbling
> block ($) in the way.


You can pretty much say the same thing for any type of software, free or 
commercial.  Which is why if you are going to write software, write it 
first to please yourself.  Anything afterward is a bonus.



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