Nicolas wrote:Before ranting on for a bit, I'd like to mention that Maxence doesn't share any of the views I'm about to express. That being said...
Not much development in the last 4 years? Have you even checked the site before posting this? Did you not download the latest build? Did you not see that the nightly build has been updated almost on a daily basis for the past month and a half? Did you not read the latest readme file and see the *huge* feature jump since the latest release?
Nicolas wrote:If there's a lesson to learn from this, it's that however much efforts and personal time you devote to trying to make your users happy, some of them will always find reasons to bitch and moan. Read through the forum, you might pick on an interesting trend: the whiners tend to be the ones asking for the source code.
Nicolas wrote:I'm surprised you feel that Maxence owes you anything. His software. His time. His efforts. His rule. Being an arrogant prick is not going to change our mind about waiting for 0.8 final to release the source code. If anything, it makes my case against releasing the sources that much stronger.
hritcu wrote:Nicholas, some people only use Free Software and nothing else. They care about Freedom more than about utility or price. Not only will they not contribute to muCommander if it's not Free Software, but they won't use it at all. And while I don't share such extreme views, some of these people have my admiration for their contributions to the community.
hritcu wrote:No Nicolas, Maxence does not own anybody anything (I didn't even imply that). I just felt that his project could have benefited from more developers. If that is not the case then, well ... what is the reason you are going to open source it anyway?
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