Subject: Re: Competition by internal expertise for F/OSS vendors
From: flucifredi@acm.org
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 01:54:08 +0000

 Thu, 4 Sep 2008 01:54:08 +0000
Hello Don,
A shareware book? Looks like my library is not as complete as I thought. Pointers?

 Best-F

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From: Don Marti
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To: Thomas Lord
Cc: al davis
Cc: fsb@crynwr.com
Sent: Sep 3, 2008 21:39
Subject: Re: Competition by internal expertise for F/OSS vendors

begin Thomas Lord quotation of Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 02:51:26PM -0700:

> Getting volunteers to jump through hoops
> with sporadic and unreliable rewards, arbitrary
> penalties, myth-making and rumor-spreading
> is an awfully odd business plan, if you ask me.

Motivating hackers to write code is like motivating
sheep to grow wool.  Amateurs write software whether