[ajug-members] this is funny
jasonday at worldnet.att.net
Thu Sep 30 17:34:01 EDT 2004
On Thu, Sep 30, 2004 at 01:15:39PM -0400, david wible wrote:
> I'm glad I wrote the email b/c this is my first time using OS stuff - even
> $30 for MyEclipse. But the mindset is different than purchasing a product.
> If one complains... let the dev team know about it which is an option.
> Complaing doesn't help the people at MyEclipse and that's a good point.
> Like I said it is a different mindsetthan buying a product.
I'm having trouble understanding your thought process; MyEclipse isn't
open source, it's a commercial product. And, by your own admission, you
purchased it. So where does this different mindset come into play?
> on the other side if I didn't pay anything for it and it breaks I shouldn't
> be surprised and I better not let anyone else know it didn't work?? you may
> not give me style points for the originating email but if you give
> consideration for something and it doesn't work you have an option to get
> your money back. Whereas with OS if it doesn't work then what is your
> option? Put up the money? That is a different discussion But what we are
> really talking about it managing risk. Something always breaks! Either you
> pay for support or you get the source so you can debug it.
Maybe I'm not understanding the problem, but it sounds like you have a
problem with a commercial piece of software, yet somehow it's the entire
open source methodology that's at fault?
Regardless of whether your problem is with Eclipse, MyEclipse, JBoss,
user error, or something else, posting a rant against open source to a
user group mailing list is not likely to win you any friends, much less
actually help with your problem.
Perhaps if you posted specific details, someone on the list might be
able to determine the problem. Or even better, you could send a message
to MyEclipse. It's entirely possible that you've hit a known issue and
they might even have a workaround.
Just my 2 cents.
Jason Day jasonday at
http://jasonday.home.att.net worldnet dot att dot net
"Of course I'm paranoid, everyone is trying to kill me."
-- Weyoun-6, Star Trek: Deep Space 9
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