[Koha] Going completely on-line with Koha

Owen Leonard oleonard at athenscounty.lib.oh.us
Wed Dec 24 05:01:21 NZDT 2003

> On 2003-12-23 02:04:53 +0000 ed sharpe 
> <esharpe at uswest.net> wrote:
> > perhaps we could also hope   that there are 
> > some programmers on this project
> > for purely altruistic reasons and not trying to 
> > milk $$ from  each line of code....

And mjr wrote:

> I am quite uphappy about this email.

I can understand mjr's sentiment here.  There are those that work on Koha 
because they enjoy it, and think it's a worthwhile project, and there are those 
who work on it because it earns them money, and there are those who do both (I 
think most fall into the third category).  I think it's fair to say that no one 
should be *pressured* to work for free.

Let's face it: it's frustrating for developers to not get recognition for the 
hard work that they do, and it's frustrating for users to not get the bug fixed 
that's causing their particular installation problems.

I think users and developers should have an agreement: Developers will work on 
what they can when they're able, taking into account the expressed needs and 
desires of the users.  And the users will express their needs and desires (and 
even complaints), with the knowledge that their problem may not go on top of 
the pile (and with the knowledge that the only way to move an item to the top 
of the pile may be with a little $$$)

If sides can be aware that the other is working within the framework of their 
needs, I think we can avoid any personal attacks in the future.



Nelsonville Public Library

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