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Re: (Off Topic ) Open Source: The Model Is Broken ??

On Sat, Dec 06, 2008 20:57:08 PM +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:
> >
> > 1) be ABLE to write good documentation. You yourself acknowledged
> >    good "documenters" are scarce. You're either good at it or you
> >    aren't, it's just like programming or any other complex
> >    creative activity. This is the biggest obstacle, or at least
> >    the first thing that makes the "write it yourself or shut up"
> >    useless (at least).
> >   
> Actually, my motives where much more subtle (sinister). 
> I tend to feel that some those wanting more/better documentation
> don't quite realize how difficult producing quality documentation
> for the masses truly is. So, it is more of "try doing it and maybe
> you'll gain some appreciation for the difficulty".

Oh, if that's what you meant, sorry. I completely agree with you on
this. And on this too:

> there may be a niche market for some company involved "support" to
> include documentation.

Your own civil rights and the quality of your life heavily depend on how
software is used *around* you:            http://digifreedom.net/node/84

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