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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • You're assuming his attitude is based on his open source expectation. Without any more detail, I'd be more likely to assume his attitude is based on his experience with purchased stuff. Do you think he would have gotten that kind of response from the .Net developers if the problem was on that side?
  • When I use stuff from CPAN and find bugs, I report them. When the actual author emails me back to talk me through the problem and then fixes it, I am always surprised since I usually think "the author is busy" and so a bug report is enough for me.
  • I agree with the others that this is not necessarily reflective of prior experience with “open source” any more than it might be reflective of experience with “software projects” or with “closed source” or “packaged products” or any other collective. How do you know it’s the particularly collective you associate with? That’s merely your bias, if you ask.

    It might even be reflective of no experience at all.

    I’ve been vanity searching the web