[kde-linux] Kget "My Downloads" [Is this MS Windows?]

James Tyrer jrtyrer at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 22 18:32:36 UTC 2013

On 04/22/2013 07:14 AM, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Monday, 2013-04-22, James Tyrer wrote:
>> On 04/20/2013 08:20 PM, Duncan wrote:
>>> Well, a lot of freedomware is originally written by "kids" in college.
>>> When they graduate and get a family and a job... often times they quit
>>> contributing so much as they simply don't have the time any more, and the
>>> next generation of college kids takes their place.
>> That is puzzling.  If KDE is made up of college students.  What would
>> they have against someone that had served their 4 years?
> Well, I think the original assessment wasn't that accurate :)

Actually, like what I occasionally say, it was acerbic humor and irony.

> While a lot of contributors are students due to their enormous availability of
> time, most projects are lead, mentored or at least reviewed by more
> experienced people.
> This is basically one of the main incentives for people to contribute to FOSS
> projects, the possibility to learn from people with way more experience in
> some domain.
> That can be the same domain, e.g. young software engineer learning from a
> senior engineer, but also across domains, e.g. a software engineer (even a
> senior one) learning from a localization expert or interaction designer.

Yet, I get the impression that most of the work is done by people that 
are  not professionally (college) trained as engineers.

James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch

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