[time-nuts] Releasing sources (was Re: Brooks Shera)

Lizeth Norman normanlizeth at gmail.com
Sat Mar 30 17:58:55 EDT 2013

What a bunch of hooey. Another so called expert wasted hours of my time
because he can't be bothered to either note that code is buggy or just
can't be bothered..
If you don't want to release it, then don't. If you do and it's a POS,
Expect emails.

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 2:16 PM, NeonJohn <jgd at neon-john.com> wrote:

> On 03/25/2013 09:36 AM, Jim Lux wrote:
> > One reason is that if one DOES release source, one will wind up
> > supporting it, because generally, we all nice people and helpful, and
> > it's hard to tell someone no when they send an email asking how to get
> > it to compile on Version N+3 when you used version N, etc.  This can be
> > a real distraction from whatever else you are doing.
> Boy, you can say that again.  And open source hardware is even worse.  A
> couple of years ago I put up an open source induction heater on my site.
>  Everything included - schematics, board layouts, CAD files, theory of
> operation, how to wind the transformer - in short, everything I could
> think of.  There's even a kit available from Fluxeon.com.
> Yet I probably spend an hour a day responding to emails about that
> project.  Approximately 100% of the questions are either answered on my
> site or by a little googling.  It's getting to be enough of a burden
> that I'm considering taking the page down.
> I'm a dedicated supporter of Open Source but this experience has
> tempered my enthusiasm a bit.
> > And then there's the folks who argue with you about your implementation
> > or coding style.
> Or electrical design style.  I think that the people who want to argue
> design, especially "what if I did this?" type arguments are more
> tiresome than the software know-it-alls.
> People need to really think and do their Google homework before hitting
> the email button on a project site.
> John
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