Are Open Source Developers Too Demanding?

Matt Asay | ReadWrite | November 26, 2013

Open source invites participation, including criticism. But do developers sometimes take it too far?

Developers can be a fickle bunch. Gifted with mountains of free, open-source code of ever-improving quality, some developers can’t help but complain that there’s not more, and even more free, software. But the problem often isn't the code itself, but poorly calibrated expectations and scanty training.

What? Me Pay?

One sometimes unrealistic expectation is that software should be free. All of it.

So, for example, we have one young developer berating nginx for building “admittedly amazing software” but then having the audacity to charge for it.

No, really. Those nginx people are trying to make money by writing software that people want. Can you believe the gall?