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Discussion on: Surviving Open-Source

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Derek Rosenzweig

There's a pretty big distinction between a bona fide bug report, and a feature request. This article seems to be focusing more on the latter. Actual bugs that cause your product not to work as intended should never be simply dismissed with a "no", but a feature request that adds bloat - if it doesn't belong in your current project, then a good thing to do is see if it can live in its own. That type of refactoring can lead to more simple projects where users can include each one as needed rather than the whole bloated thing.