[development] Module developers, please do *proper* releases !

Jakob Petsovits jpetso at gmx.at
Mon Feb 18 13:01:44 UTC 2008

On Monday, 18. February 2008, Gregory 'guardian' Pakosz wrote:
> to sum it up, ready when ready still applies
> and said in a vulgar way, open source is not the excuse for being
> messy/lazy/careless - because although it's open source and you're doing
> it in you spare time etc, you have responsibilities towards your user base

You only have responsibilities towards your user base if you promised any 
features or maintenance. If you didn't, or even disclaim that any code that 
you put out into the wild just will suit your personal needs only (and be 
developed when you feel like it) then the original creator has just as much 
responsibility as the rest of the community that uses the code, that is, 

If you want the developer to bear responsibility then that's what service 
contracts are there for. The only responsibility all developers who upload 
code for public consumption is to make way for other people when they can't 
keep up serious maintenance anymore.

That's how I view that issue.


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