Where Open Source Developers Shine
by Caitlyn Martin
While this may sound like an exceptional example of accepting and acting on feedback from a user of a particular piece of Open Source software it is really, in my experience, something that happens all the time in the Free and Open Source Software community. This is why the pace of development of Windows or most commercial UNIX flavors seems glacial to Linux users and professionals. We're used to a level of responsiveness from developers that most proprietary software vendors simply cannot match.
Small organizations have always been able to react to a changing market in a faster fashion than larger ones. The bigger the entity, usually the more there is of red tape.