minimalmac: What if a little site you love doesn’t have a business model?

What if a little site you love doesn't have a business model? Yell at the developers! Explain that you are tired of good projects folding and are willing to pay cash American dollar to prevent that from happening. It doesn't take prohibitive per-user revenue to put a project in the black. It just requires a number greater than zero.Don't Be A Free User (Pinboard Blog)

Google's "Snake oil salesman!"

In my opinion, this is a load of bullcrap!

"Open source is different than a community-driven project," Rubin said, in which a broad collection of people collectively determine the software's future. "Android is light on the community-driven side and heavy on open source."

That's on purpose: "When we add new APIs, typically, in my opinion, community processes don't work because it's really hard to tell when you're done. It's hard to tell what's release and what's a beta. Developers have to have an expectation those APIs are done at a certain date. With a community process, a [mobile phone] operator could take an early version and start building devices. The apps would be incompatible."

What ever happened to:

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The Need to Code |

That process, the act of programming, is something that I need to do. Whether to make a living or to be fooling around with some idea, the bug is in my system and I highly doubt that it will ever leave me permanently. I can see myself taking a break, but I can't see myself ever stopping. All I'll end up doing then is to change my mode from work to play and eventually that will lead back to some form of work.

I didn't ever stop programming when I transitioned to doing more IT management. I just don't do it as much. The occasional departmental web project had kept the itch suitably scratched. But recently the itch is beginning to bug me. Software development is now fully outsourced.