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What I’ve learned from (nearly!) a year of open source

Jul 16, 2011, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Whilst Agnitio v1.0 was only released 7 months ago I announced that I was writing the tool at SecurityBSides Las Vegas last year and that it would be 'free for anyone to download and use' . That particular statement makes me think of one thing in particular I learned and I will cover later in this post.

People will try to put you and your work down

This is the biggest and hardest lesson I probably learned over the past year. Most people who have used Agnitio have praised and enjoyed the application but there has of course been a small amount of people who provide nothing but negative feedback and trouble. The negative feedback and trouble has come from people in a wide range of positions in our industry including people high up in organisations such as OWASP who should be encouraging projects like this not trying to put them down.

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