open source awareness [was Re: [FoRK] Fwd: [Processing] download thenew beta release!)

Lucas Gonze lgonze at
Thu May 19 21:14:49 PDT 2005

On Thu, 19 May 2005, J. Andrew Rogers wrote:
> I think it is more the case that few people appreciate open source until 
> that one time that it saves their ass.

Well, that's fair.  The idea is still hard to swallow until you have 
practical experience with the benefits.

I can't imagine not having experience with the benefits, though.  Is it 
really possible to become a grown developer without having FOSS save your 
ass?  How did you manage it, James?

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