Re: [dev] Linux sucks!

From: Michael P. Soulier <>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 08:41:21 -0400

On 28/10/11 Pieter Praet said:

> When acquiring *any* type of technology (in the very broad sense of the
> word), you should either make an effort to educate yourself regarding
> available options, usage and maintenance, or reimburse someone to do it
> all for you.
> If you refuse to do either of those, you lose every right to complain,
> because most (if not all) problems you encounter will be the product of
> your own intentional ignorance.

I'll say one thing regarding this, as I mostly agree. When it comes to
open source software, I do find the accompanying documentation often rather
lacking, especially in decent examples. And "use the source" doesn't cut it.
My time is not infinite.

I often find that the first contribution that I can make to an open source
project is in documentation, because the authors are so often unwilling to do
it, or can't author decent docs to save their lives.

Without documentation I don't blame anyone if they move on to software that
has it.


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