Come on you're misrepresenting the workload here by a lot. MOST of those packages *don't need* init scripts because they're userspace tools *not* daemons.
My guess is these were all volunteers participating in the study "for science?"
My guess is that introduces a selection bias towards altruism. Test any of the several thousand people I've worked for, with, or very near over the past 20 years and I would guess that most of them wouldn't hesitate to shock the other person as much as was allowed, especially if they could be relatively certain the other person could not shock them back as a direct response.
I agree, fuck em. They throttle VPN connections on the down-low, and 99% of the time I'm the one who gets blamed by the developers for the VPN being slow.
Well then, just imagine how much longer it must have taken to write in the first place. Don't think of that time you spent learning the codebase as a waste; think of it as an investment.
You seem to be forgetting the fact that if the source code isn't available then its not doable AT ALL. PERIOD. You also seem to be assuming that there only will ever be "one man."
But adding new features isn't necessary just to keep it in play. Often all that is required is minor updates to keep it working on newer kernels.
Yea, it was great when every single browser implemented "getelementbyid" slightly differently, so you had a cluster fuck of "if browser = 'x', then y"
This has actually never been the case with getElementById, specifically. There was *one* slight and completely avoidable corner-case in some older versions of IE... deprecated years before jQuery existed.
Also, you're forgetting that the simple fact of there being existing open-source code for a project, means that someone, even you, given the effort and time, can learn to fork it, or rewrite something like it from scratch. With closed-source code this is not possible either.
But if its something useful and popular, historically usually someone will fork it, or replace it with something else. Its no guarantee of everlasting life, but making it closed-source-only is an almost certain eventual doom.
Because closed source software disappears when the company goes out of business. Ever heard of Caligari Truespace?
He's talking about Aeron Chairs, a specific line of super over-priced but very comfy and futuristic-looking office chair that briefly became a status symbol during the post-dot-com ergonomics boom.
Should have hired me instead asshats!
Indeed, there doesn't seem to be support for any of Nintendo's network-enabled products, nor do I see Dreamcast or for that matter any cellphones (still being manufactured and sold, net enabled and with data plans, believe it or not) that don't run Android *or* iOS. Where is the security auditing tool for my Pantech Link II god damnit?
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