16 May '12, 7pm

How I Open Source

It's been recently brought to my attention that I don't view open-source the way that many of my friends do. My attitude has always been: Here's some code that works well for what I want. If it works well for what you want, great! If not, I'm willing to make changes that improve the library; however, I'm also going to reject any code that causes the library to bloat. Lastly, the library will likely be 'done' in the next few years - at which time I expect it will be mature enough that a stable final release will be possible, or someone will (re)write a superior version. I don't expect an open-source project will ever define what I accomplish in our industry. It finally occurred to me that others don't think this way when they began telling me that they don't open-source due to - the code isn't mature enough they don't want to write documentation they don't want their time m...

Full article: http://blog.jayfields.com/2012/05/how-i-open-source.html

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