There Is No Open Source Community
Subject:   It's about sustainable code bases and cat herding
Date:   2006-01-13 10:29:18
From:   mbligh
You miss the point. Writing software is, indeed, pretty easy. But ..

Writing a sustainable codebase that's reliable, debuggable and extentable is hard.

Herding the cats that are open source developers is hard.

It's partly a technical problem, but it's mostly a social and administrative problem. That's where the leaders of the open source projects are heros, not for grinding out code (though they do that well too).

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