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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by jhi (318) <jhi@iki.fi> on 2006.11.12 13:36 (#51594) Homepage Journal
    Nicholas++.

    I have always wondered how we (perl maintainers) most of the time needed/need to go and hunt down the people at various UNIX/Linux people and hold them upside down and shake until they submit their changes back to us. It would be so much easier for *them* to feed the changes back so that they don't need to maintain them.

    There are some notable exceptions: e.g. OpenBSD, Solaris, Mac OS X, where the people have been very good, proactive and communicated back (and forth) with the perl maintainers. For Linux distributions, it has varied a lot depending on who has been there.

    I actually assume the same goes for any other open source project in general -- one would think it would be in everyone's interest to submit patches back to the original owner.