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Re: pkg/41466

The following reply was made to PR pkg/41466; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: (Ian Douglas Grant)
Subject: Re: pkg/41466
Date: Mon, 25 May 2009 08:41:28 +0800

 On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 06:40:05PM +0000, S.P.Zeidler wrote:
 > The following reply was made to PR pkg/41466; it has been noted by GNATS.
 > From: "S.P.Zeidler" <>
 > To:
 > Cc: 
 > Subject: Re: pkg/41466
 > Date: Sun, 24 May 2009 20:35:29 +0200
 >  Dear Mr. Grant,
 >  you are heartily invited to work on pkgsrc for the same wages as I do:
 >  the honor to take part in a community effort, some very small amout of
 >  fame (or notoriety) and the good feeling to not only receive, but also
 >  to give something back to the Open Source idea.
 Sure, I do greatly benefit from open source community efforts
 however I have always done my best to actually buy the software for
 netbsd through wasabi systems which seemed like a great idea for
 actually getting things going. I have bought netbsd a couple times.
 Its maybe only a foolish principle to try and support the software
 monetarily I don't know. Perhaps if more people did various improvements
 could be made. As for doing it for fame and for the opportunity to give
 and not just recieve I write my fair share of C systems programming code 
 for the unix environment and 'gave' it away free without even an open
 source license. truly public domain people can take it and keep it. _secret_
 this I feel amounts to giving. 
 Maybe if there was more money behind LMMS people might "care" about it
 more! seeing as it would be less a dodgy hacker attempt at music production
 software. Seeing as there isn't I will write the diff patch in the hope
 that people might find 0.4.4 something to care about.
 I'll keep you posted
 >  What ever gave you the idea that the people working on pkgsrc and
 >  NetBSD (or most people working on OSS projects) were being paid for that?
 >  Some people do get paid, but usually their employers just want an extra
 so what is it my idea was wrong or was it right ? mostly wrong it seems
 but right on some level.
 >  feature and are good enough to donate it back when it's done.
 >  Good luck finding someone who cares about LMMS enough to employ you for it.
 >  I quite doubt the original programmers of LMMS are getting more than a
 >  reputation for it either.
 Doubtles you are right about that. Its just so easy to come up with 
 the five grand for ableton live and worse for logic pro.
 >  regards,
 >      spz
 >  -- 
 > (S.P.Zeidler)
 sorry about the broken "mangled" problem report I only just got email
 setup properly.
 Clearly not many people in the giving open source community have time
 for LMMS as it has been years now that pkgsrc has had 0.2.0
 please excuse my attitude in the first place. I get ticked off
 when I'm trying to write songs  on my favourite OS and it really is
 pushiing you know what uphill with a stick.

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