Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Can we have a new web/db forum?

Posted by Ben Adida on
David: as I've mentioned many times in the past, hostility and
negative feedback are hardly reasons to be disillusioned about
open-source. In fact, it's the negative feedback that produces quality
software, not the warm fuzzies you'd prefer receiving. If you want to
see how people *really* duke it out on an
open-source project, check out
what's going on right now over on the GNOME project. The feedback
you're seeing from this bboard is gentle slapping compared to GNOME's
all out nuclear warfare.

Getting negative feedback is something that shows that people care
enough to spend time telling you what they think is wrong (or
sometimes just telling you that something *is* wrong). If
you care and want to participate, go ahead and respond! You can start
worrying when people stop sending you feedback.