Why Open Source Software Sucks--Software Simplicity Isn't Simple
Dec 08, 2007, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"But he then follows through with a great point that the gnarly
problem that 37signals' applications solve is the problem of
design. 37signals might be building fluffy Ruby-on-Rails Ajax
sites, but thatâ€™s beside the point of the
problem theyâ€™re really solving: how to design a
great looking user experience that makes people happy.
"I think this draws a great parallel to what's wrong with free
software: it's created to scratch a certain itch, and that's
usually all it does. Compelling user interface? Joy to use? Nope,
it solves the original programmer's problem and that's about it.
And before you get all uppity that I'm attacking open source
software, let me clarify that I'm talking about the open source
software I create..."