So - I don't really understand your mail, which is a shame.
On Mon, 2013-11-11 at 07:23 +0700, Urmas wrote:
The only way users can contribute is when they are paying.
Surely you're a user - and you contribute with bug filing, triage, and
other QA things which are much appreciated.
If a developer is paid for non-user-related applications, it will
have the ubiquitous opensource mentality: "I'm a GOD and you insolent
worm will crawl on all fours at my feet because it pleases me to do so".
As a developer, this is a mentality I often see from users in bugs ;-)
the entitlement mentality - where users feel entitled to have exactly
the fix they think is most important to them, prioritized immediately
above all others, for free =) so it is not just developers that can have
attitude problems I think.
Obviously the commercial products which have incident support with
developers and actually implement what users ask of them basing on
what is asked and not on what is trivial to implement, will live LO
in the gutter.
I don't really understand that one - but it is a true-ism that if you
pay someone a salary you get to choose what they work on ;-) if you
don't you can try a spoonful of honey or (perhaps your tactic) a gallon
of gall to encourage them to work on something but not much more.
Luckily, since this is Free Software there is no significant barrier
(beyond ignorance - which is fixable with time and patience) to
contributing your own fix to the code if you want.
All the best,
email@example.com <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot
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