[Bf-funboard] Add Mesh - Continued...
cbarton at metavr.com
Thu Apr 5 11:38:35 CEST 2007
Michael Crawford wrote:
> On Apr 5, 2007, at 3:36 AM, Campbell Barton wrote:
>> Michael Crawford wrote:
>>> On Apr 5, 2007, at 2:53 AM, Campbell Barton wrote:
>>>>> If a person works alone, one must be a programmer to have the same
>>>>> degree of potential (and this is debatable... artists are creative
>>>>> and fool a lot of people with "tricks", but there is a limit to
>>>>> that. That's all i'm saying)
>>>> why do you think we have a community of programmers who work for free??
>>>> - To support artists so they dont have to develop their own tool all
>>>> the time.
>>> Which is partially why I haven't bothered to touch the blender source
>>> :P I didn't want to say that so blatantly but since you brought it
>>> up.. :D
>>> Eh. don't worry. i'll give back at some point, when i'm done with
>>> art school, take care of an advocacy issue that's important to me,
>>> and have more free time to develop. Blender ain't going anywhere.
>>> That's another nice thing about open source.
>> This is off topic but I dont believe users of free software are under
>> any moral obligation to contribute back to the software in any way.
> Changed send address to just you and me.
> No you are probably right... but I want to contribute. Suggesting
> features / debating / writing down improvements, bug reports etc... is
> something i can do in my spare time with no obligations imposed by
> myself (ie.. if I say "i'll code x feature, and i end up not having
> time, i feel horrible about it"). Overactive conscience? Maybe. But
> i've always been a long-haired hippie open source type, and i'm all
> about karma. See. With open source, helping yourself is helping
> others. What goes around very directly comes around. I would argue
> such a system could be applied to a larger system (such as government or
> even corporation) but that's a topic that's waaay off topic.
Hey, Yeah - I like the mentality of oss, people helping eachother etc..
Btw, could you try to avoid off topic comments on the ML? (personal
mails are fine ;) )
developers tend not to read threads have a not of off topic stuff. and
Id liek to keep this as a thread dev's pay some attention too.
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