Richard Bucker

Why I'll Never Publish a Serious Open Source Project

Posted at — Oct 10, 2013

I have worked on a number of projects that I have thought would have been successful open source projects or might provide some mutual benefit but in the end I decided not to expose these projects. As a professional programmer and architect I simply do not have enough time in the day to write code, evangelize, ¬†and more importantly, defend my projects from hostile takeovers.One thing I’ve noticed is that developers are already forking projects en-masse. Even in my own professional endeavors I fork projects simply to insure version compatibility and avoid the horrors of TIP creep.Of course if things got out of control I could always fork my own projects. But even that feels deconstructive.