ImageDisk project is canceled
teoz at neo.rr.com
Tue Dec 20 18:24:09 CST 2005
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From: "Jules Richardson" <julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk>
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Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 9:42 AM
Subject: Re: ImageDisk project is canceled
> Teo Zenios wrote:
> > This thread is like a soap opera.
> > If you offer to program a utility for the "comunity" you should expect a
> > decent amount of email in reply that runs from praise to ridicule.
> Yep, but I'd not expect the outright *public* hostility that's come from
> corners over this; you're right in that private opinions - both good and
> are to be expected. Public comments along the lines of "I wish app abc did
> xyz" don't seem too unreasonable either.
> I'm hardly surprised though at Dave being upset over the "it doesn't do
> therefore the whole thing is a waste of time and total shit" attitude
> seems to come across from some.
> I just hope that Dave realises that there are many of us who appreciate
> his hard work and the abilities of ImageDisk in its current form,
> of what future direction it might take. Just because a small minority
> consider it good enough for their purposes does not mean that there aren't
> more of out there who are making good use of his tools.
> > I am not criticising anybody for attempting to go it alone, but it is
> > for the developer to get a bruised ego because they take any criticism
> > personally while a team of developers (with a smaller platform specific
> > project) tend to ignore the chatter and turn out a project they are
> > with.
> I suspect it's more the way that the criticism was directed that's the
> rather than the fact that it happened at all. If Dave's been publishing
> software for years and running his own company around this, it's not
> unreasonable to think that he's had to handle negative opinions in the
> before as well as good ones.
Well lets be honest here, people do not do anything for "free". Some people
like the attention, some people use a free service to get their name out
there to built contacts or interest in other things, some people just have
the need to contribute period because it makes them feel good inside. Once
you step up to the plate you will have people cheering you on, a few will
boo, and an even smaller minority will do anything to sabotage you so that
you fail for no other reason then they are just evil. Why get peoples hopes
up releasing anything and then pull the rug out from under them because of a
few rotten apples? If people take you at your word that eventually the
program source code will be released and they start actually dumping disk
images with it you end up wasting their time. I agree people should be able
to do whatever they want with their code up until the point they get others
involved in either helping out with the code or depending on the semi
finished product. Once you start making promises you do not keep expect some
people to voice their disapproval, that is the price you pay for attempting
anything in public and having it not work out.
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