On Wed, May 17, 2000 at 10:23:15AM +0100, John N S Gill mentioned:
> Also, can anyone think of a good analogy to the contributing to open
> source software ie another example where a company in effect gives
> away its expertise?
Hardly. In online.ie, we contribute to the projects that we use - Harry
has sent in loads of patches to AOLserver, I've sent in a few to IMP &
CourierIMAP. It's hardly "giving away expertise" - it's "making sure that
the next version of the software doesn't require me to re-patch it, with
our local bug fixes".
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