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Old 23 September 2015, 14:48   #308
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Originally Posted by Daedalus View Post
Maybe not in this recent thread, but there are plenty of vocal people out there who believe open source is the solution to all the problems.
I never saw them in this thread. No one in his sane mind claims that opening up the source code magically fixes every problem in the project. I wrote about this in my 1st post in this thread, that was in April. I can't believe this is still going on .

Consider this: if the Blitz stayed closed, would it receive any updates at all? I highly doubt that. Thanks to it being open, at least some parts were fixed, extended, reworked and so on. OlafSch and WxR made a point before me.

While open source might not be the "silver bullet", it at least allows people to contribute. The mentioned opportunity is most important. If you don't give people this opportunity, they can't do much with broken closed source software. There's no guarantee they will do anything, but it's always worth trying.
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