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Discussion on: Have you ever regretted going open-source?

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Oliver Tacke

I myself: no.

But I recently had a discussion with the maintainer of an open source project who asked me to sign a contributor license form if I wanted to continue to contribute code. He felt he would regret it later if he wanted to change the license, for instance.

Also, it turned out that he was not too happy with pull-requests in general. In his opinion, the costs (time for dealing with people not pre-qualifying/discussing features beforehand, people ignoring coding standards, bad code, etc.) outweigh the benefits that he gains from contributions. Well, but once you opened the project and it got some traction as being open (in contrast to similar software around), it's hard to shut the doors again, I guess.

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Madza Author

it's hard to shut the doors again

That's exactly what I thought when I created this discussion 😉
You have to be forward-thinking in the beginning, as you have to remember that you can always open the closed ones, but it's not always easy to close the open ones once people have started to go through and there is a queue outside 😉

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Oliver Tacke

🤔 😅

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Madza Author

hahah, made my day 😂😂