Good ideas and bad code ...

Stefano Mazzocchi: (link)

Anyway, it’s an design pattern: “good ideas and bad code build communities, the other three combinations do not”. This is extremely hard to understand, it’s probably the most counter-intuitive thing about open source dynamics.

What he’s saying is that if the code’s too good, people will just use it instead of extending it. Hm.

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