When open source projects close the process, something's wrong
Posted by: Anonymous
on November 03, 2007 02:51 PM
You'd be surprised how many open source projects are like this. They essentially only use outsiders for free bug fixing or maybe free documentation writing, not feature or UI improvements. That means the only ones essentially making feature decisions are those who are good at fixing bugs, who may not be that skilled at understanding the users or the interface.
Open source without open development & participation is pretty meaningless.