The Grumpy FOSS Developers

Hacker Boss described the grumpy asshole programmer, and interestingly, it also applies to free/open source software developers as well:

everyone wants to implement new features and flashy things, but no one wants to spend time fixing bugs that doesn’t concern them directly.

That is a big problem actually with open source software. The maintenance part is not as exciting as writing the software in its early stages.

If programming is your craft to earn a living, it takes a creative mind to make software maintenance your business model. The money is in services if you step up to the plate.



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