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  • I think the 80/20 rule he explained was the most interesting bit. He says that 80% of all contributors give just a little tiny contribution, totalling to 20% of all contributions combined.

    What he doesn't touch upon is the fact that these 80% also constitute 80% of the "recruitment base" of a project.

    These 80% have recognized a project and invested enough time to give some kind of contribution - a bug report, a comment in an IRC channel, a documentation improvement, a recommendation or a patch. Their contr

  • CPAN and open source thrive because of the unfettered distribution of shit, not in spite of it.


  • I started reading your post and I was hoping your answer would be "it is better that way," and it was. Woo.