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SubjectRe: Funding GPL projects or funding the GPL?
There is nothing in the funding mechanism that causes features to go in, 
merely to cause features to get paid for.

Do you understand that capitalism has this problem in general, that when
consumers/users decide who gets money they make a lot of mistakes. The
only thing we know is that when the experts of production decide things
instead the results are usually worse (communist systems have things
determined by producers not consumers, though it must be said that there
are some things that communists designed better than the west).

Not seeking perfection, just improvement....

Hans

Alexander Viro wrote:

>On Tue, 30 Jul 2002, Gerhard Mack wrote:
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>>Does the average user know about code clarity and maintainability? I
>>think I see his point. I've seen what happens when non coders make
>>decisions as to what features need to go in. Don't think it happens in
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>That's part of the problem, indeed, but nowhere near the entire picture.
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>>the open source world? Go look at what most irc nets use for code.
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>Or, easier yet, go to prep.ai.mit.edu and try to RTFS. Use of safety
>barfbags is mandatory.
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Hans



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