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From: James Fuller <james.fuller.2007@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2013 23:54:03 +0100

point taken ... I was not being overly serious, hopefully any offense
will be forgiven.

I do sometimes wonder if we've not just gone through the golden age of
open source where a lot of core tech was developed ...  you wouldn't
think there is a decline in contrib based on github repos, etc ...
would like to see current data on the actual state of open source
development today (wondering if someone like Redhat is publishing this

we live in a hybrid world which seems to work to the strengths of open
source model and the well known business models for commercial
software ... if someone said to me if I would like 100% purely
commercial or purely open source, I think I would decline.

however, none of this affects the fact that I will continue to release
open source software until the day I am unable too.

On Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 11:44 PM, Michael Sokolov
<msokolov@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 1/26/2013 5:05 PM, James Fuller wrote:
>> At some point, I am guessing that this model could change;either
>> because the average age of developer who contributes will be middle
>> aged (children tend to slow down OS contribs; no offense implied to
>> anyone!), but more likely because the lessons of the past will be
>> forgotten and the scales will tip back towards commercial software
>> (because the economics don't really work out the other way). I don't
>> know, all I'm saying is nothing is truly free.
> Wow, just when my youngest is about to leave the house and I was hoping to
> have some free time, OS dev is not cool any more!  Maybe I'd better wait
> until their tuition is all paid off, too. The grass is never green enough,
> it seems.
> -Mike

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