Developers, Community, Progress

Gary Kramlich grim at
Thu May 1 10:14:15 EDT 2008

MonoApe wrote:

> One general comment: if any dev involved in an OSS project starts complaining about (lack of) money, methinks you're in the wrong game.  What did you expect?  Either come up with a business plan for monetisation or do it for the love it.  One or the other, but moaning about not getting paid is the weakest of responses.
You're the one that said "if pidgin was a commercial project..." not us, 
just remember that ;)
> One other general comment - operating a mailing list and not a forum isolates the project from 'average' users.  Mailing lists, in comparison to forums, are 'techy' and inaccessible.  If the intention is to reduce community input, mailing lists are the way to go.  Similarly, IRC channels act as an effective filter to keep out most users.
This is based on what, your experience?  Truth be told, moderating 
forums is very time consuming, and considering we already have limited 
resources for triaging our ticketing system (help is very much 
appreciated), unless we had a few volunteers that were willing to 
moderate forums it's not going to happen.
> As you were.

Gary Kramlich

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