Open Source, Less Labor, More LoveJan 08, 2009, 21:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kristin Shoemaker)
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"Of course, the open source approach doesn't just help code, or simply act as the framework for strong applications. The desired end result of any application is to improve the life of the user in some way. It sounds like hyperbole, perhaps, but if an application isn't making work in some way easier (or play more fun), it's not an application you'd want to use again. "Recently, Jono Bacon, Ubuntu's community manager, asked about what drives that particular community -- what makes them use Ubuntu, what keeps them using it from both the technical (and non-technical) standpoints. He comes to the conclusion that much of the project's strength comes from people working in conjunction to make their own situations better. He observes, "Fortunately making your own world better often means making someone else’s world better too.""
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