re: Is anyone planning a full or partial "early retirement" from software development? VIEW POST

re: Because no one can support it for long enough. It relies on individuals and their enthusiasm which means that it is unreliable in the long term. ...

How about Bitcoin? Pretty impressive open source project?

Impressive, but Bitcoin wasn't built in Open Source. It was created by someone (Satoshi) and then the working codebase was released to open source.

I'm not saying that Open Source is useless. I'm just saying that most of the libraries and frameworks are not sustainable in the long run if they don't have a huge corporation backing them up. There are exceptions, of course, like, as you mentioned, Bitcoin.

You're missing the point big time. All code starts closed source. Why, because it sits on our machine if we want to be pedantic about it.
However, I have lived through and sure you have many new versions of operating systems and frameworks which renders proprietary code incompatible.
Don't even know why we are arguing over this, probably we are both right.
Happy Thursday.

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