Thursday, January 21, 2010

The feeling of a shifting breeze

For a long time I have been an avid Open Source developer; I'm not proclaiming that this wont continue but I do feel a breeze of change blowing across my thoughts.

That is, what is the general users expectation from a developer, or group of developers for the software that they have developed? In addition to this, how does the average user factor the amount of money they have paid for the product in to how they feel about the product, does it temper expectations?

I read this post from Nick tonight and feel this has reflected some of the questions I have recently been considering, albeit a slightly different amount, Little rather than Free:

Perhaps this is the same thing or at the very least, similar, that I have found slightly off putting about Open Source development today.