Re: When open source projects close the process, something's wrong
Posted by: Anonymous
on November 05, 2007 05:47 PM
By your definition, anyone who downloads a piece of open source software without submitting a patch or comment is also leeching, but I don't hear many people complain about that. If a maintainer of a piece of code puts up icons in a public repository with OSS licenes, they become subject to public consuption and redistribution. And if a developer chooses to withhold a feature from the public in favour of a "big bang release" for anything other than a technical reasons, he deserved to get usurped, and that's exactly what happened.