[kwlug-disc] OpenSource Me!
unsolicited at swiz.ca
Fri Dec 19 18:45:16 EST 2008
Lots of very good comments in this thread.
How quickly things progress from "I need to get some work done" to
support, user contributions, publication, modularity, plug-ins, and on
and on and on.
Any good reference works out there as to (a) if they only knew then
what they know now [designing things / environment / package better up
front instead of redoing the app multiple times, and (b) design
guidelines / suggestions / etc. as one dives in head first?
Insurance Squared Inc. wrote, On 12/19/2008 3:47 PM:
> Oh, you'd think so. But in my market, demand <> paying customers.
> I liken it this way. I tell my clients I'll charge them $1 to show them
> how to make $5. Their response is to suggest that why don't they not
> pay me the $1 and instead I just show them how to make $4. They don't
> always appreciate that none of it works if I don't get my $1.
> Which is one of the reasons I'm considering GPL. Tough to sell much of
> it anyway.
> Chris Frey wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 02:48:04PM -0500, Insurance Squared Inc. wrote:
>>> I've actually been asked to build this project
>>> numerous times through the years but have always declined.
>>> Cons to opensource:
>>> - I'm working,but not making money.
>> These two look like conflicting statements. If there is interest, you
>> should at least have potential people willing to pay for an open source
>> solution, especially if everyone pays for part of the development costs.
>> I don't know if this would work in practice though.
>> - Chris
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