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bytesplit: FOAD

27 Oct 2001 (updated 27 Oct 2001 at 19:39 UTC) »
Qbert: There are may reasons why "the community" doesn't pick up such stuff:
  • Why should people work for free for Cisco or another company? All too many companies think free software developers are idiots. If a company wants to have that stuff maintained, they should use their own resources.

  • The telecommunications world is a closed world. Most of the dino companys in that business would rather go bankrupt, than sharing knowledge with each other. Free software is alien to them, and doesn't fit into their culture. As a consequence, they don't give anything back to the community. Why should the community give something to them?

  • There is no incentive in working at that code. No fame to gain, no recognition, no itch to go away.

  • People in need for such stuff are usually working for the competition. They have their own systems and implementations to take care of. Which is already difficult and tedious, even if you have full control over the development process. Why should people work on competetor's stuff?

  • Telecommunication protocols are huge, complex, and described in fscking pervers standards. Why should people expose themself to that pain without at least getting paid?

  • You don't get most of the standard documents for free. Why pay a fortune for this horrible stuff out of your own pocket?

  • People just don't have the equipmment to test or make use of the protocols. When was the last time you build your own terminals or switches? How many real time protocol analysers do you have at home?

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