Stu Tomlinson stu at
Thu Jul 31 09:56:43 EDT 2008

On Thu, 2008-07-31 at 06:42 -0700, robert mcquirt wrote:
> you mention the extremely long development time of pidgin is partly
> due to the fact that all your developers are not that interested in
> features such as video call/teleconferencing, etc. i'd just like to
> point out that if you are to be a serious contender in the im market,
> their likes/dislikes mean nothing. this is business and if people that
> work on the project (even if they're volunteers) cannot meet this
> commitment, then you should withdraw your product from the market as
> 'unsupportable'. don't get me wrong... i love pidgin. but without
> features to help me conduct business on a daily basis, it is
> worthless. i hope your developers will realize that if they're going
> to compete in a major marketplace, they need to push their personal
> preferences aside, because they are producing a product for the
> market, not themselves. 

I hope for your sake you someday learn how open source development



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