bug handling policy / interaction with users

Mirko Boehm mirko at hackerbuero.org
Mon Mar 17 21:41:52 GMT 2003

<quote who="Matthias Welwarsky">
>> Not being paid is not an excuse not to be polite, but
>> it surely is an excuse not to be bossed around like an employee.
> maybe, but being "bossed around" is something else than being given
> suggestion  or advice. Some people seem to think about KDE development
> as the  dictatorship of the developer over the user. This does not sound
> sensible to  me.
Second that, especially if you compare:

(1) an employee who is paid for doing stuff, and if you offer topay him a
buck an hour more for herding cows, he will probably go and leave your


(2) an open source developer who's one and only reason to code is because
he cares about his absolutely voluntarily created product.


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