Russell Beattie – Thoughts on …

Russell Beattie – Thoughts on Open Sourcing Your Code: The OSS Prototype License. Or why can’t I release code and not support it when I get bored of it.
I have to admit I’m guilty of this. My install-sendmail script configures Sendmail and Fetchmail but about once a month I get an email asking for help. I’m ashamed to say I haven’t responded to any mail about that project in several months. Even the glowing mails that thanked me went unanswered. Rest assured, install-sendmail still works fine with the newest releases of Sendmail, although I really should look into the hosts.deny and hosts.allow integration. I guess most of the people who use my script don’t have anything in /etc/hosts.deny..

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Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

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