Me as a traitor

Jonathan M Davis newsgroup.d at
Wed Sep 18 19:54:35 UTC 2019

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:23:10 AM MDT Dennis via Digitalmars-d 
> On Wednesday, 18 September 2019 at 15:53:03 UTC, Steven
> Schveighoffer wrote:
> > Ugh, I don't get the rage-deleting of open source projects.
> I suppose it is a lesson in not taking open source contributors /
> maintainers for granted.

Well, pretty much everyone leaves projects eventually. So, even if there's
no rage-quitting or whatnot going on, you have to take into account that a
contributor is going to go away eventually, and their code may or may not
still be around when they go. And people get mad over stuff all the time
even when you had nothing to do with it, so you can only do so much to avoid
someone leaving and deleting all of their projects on the way out. Really,
I'd say that it's more a lesson in making sure that you fork stuff that you
care about on github or otherwise make copies of it instead of relying on
the original folks behind it leaving it up forever. Open source licenses
guarantee that you're able to continue using and improving code, but they
don't guarantee that the original authors will leave their stuff up wherever
they're distributing it.

- Jonathan M Davis

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