QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Wed 12th May 2010, 7:08pm)
Wikipedia's problems are not much different from the problems of the open-source software world.
A friend send me this link
today. Typical story, unfortunately.
Who gives a shit. If you don't pay for it, and you don't contribute code to it, you're a drone at best and should be ignored.
I write open source because I feel like it (an itch to scratch) and in hopes that other people will make software that I use better. If other people want to use it then that's cool but affects me not at all negatively or positively.
Sounds like David Gerard, JzG or Rodhullandemu, doesn't it?
I have never written Open Source software, don't have the time to do so, and since my former profession (one of them at least) is as a software developer, for which I got the paperwork at enormous personal expense (I paid my own way through a degree course), I'm disinclined to do it for free. Would you design and give an amp with a twin-EL34->twin-807 output stages with a THD of <0.01% and RMS output of 300W t someone for nothing, even if you loved them? Neither would I.
So, er, it doesn't sound like me at all.