[Humanist] 25.515 where the thrill is

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Nov 29 07:27:37 CET 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 515.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 04:49:52 +1000
        From: Desmond Schmidt <desmond.schmidt at qut.edu.au>
        Subject: RE: [Humanist] 25.513 where the thrill is
        In-Reply-To: <20111128081825.E9EDF20F4AA at woodward.joyent.us>

Linus Torvalds said this recently about the reality of free software development:

"If you start off with some ‘kumba-ya feeling’ where you think people from all 
the world are going to come together to make a better world by working 
together on your project, you probably won't be going very far."


While I concur entirely with Christian's description of the "community" as 
providing feedback leading to the development of a better product
it's generally feedback about usability, not direct help in the development of 
the product itself.

Desmond Schmidt
Information Security Institute
Faculty of Science and Technology
Queensland University of Technology
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