[kwlug-disc] the intertoobz never forget

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Fri Oct 9 19:38:35 EDT 2009

On Fri, Oct 09, 2009 at 07:24:57PM -0400, unsolicited wrote:
> >Changes that are made by end users do not have to be distributed.
> Pity. (Not the 'have to'.) If part of the sell for FOSS is community 
> development, and they don't 'feel' almost obligated to put back ... 
> well, it feels ... strange.
> 	I get a small database field change like our account codes are 
> 0@@##-999 sort of thing, but not 'we need to understand png not just jpg'.

Sharing changes back to the community is a cost cutting measure.
The more you use FOSS, and the more changes you make, the more
of a headache maintaining your own little version will be.

I think it's a self-correcting problem, in many ways.

- Chris

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