[p2p-research] is open source design inferior
rlanham1963 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 17:16:50 CET 2009
On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 10:22 AM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> The problem is that FLOSS people and usability don't mix.
> At least the current culture doesn't seem to, it might mend
> Not holding my breath, though.
I think it was a separate thread where Michel and I were speculating on
why. It may be that the work of being customer driven is unappealing and
therefore requires a market model to succeed. FLOSS is fun for
programmers. Fun isn't necessarily the path to useful. I doubt games that
people make up would have the features wanted by gamers in the main. I
doubt cars designed by care enthusiasts would have cup holders. Profit
creates interesting incentives to be responsive. Free has no such
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