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Aug
22
answered Is it possible to make something open-source without publishing it?
Aug
20
comment Creating a New Scripting Language For the Learning Experience?
You completely forgot another incentive : being responsible for new entries on 99 bottles of beer ! Isn't it enough for you ?
Aug
19
awarded  Commentator
Aug
19
comment Do donations count as “commercial use”?
Maybe explain the downvote, if I'm wrong it would be interesting to have the right answer.
Aug
19
comment Negotiating with Google as a lone software developer
"Google created Android for free, which is a bigger cost than creating and supporting the market place alone. If they are serious about their openness, they should also give that market place for free" Hem...Android is an investiment they made so they can generate recurring revenues using the market place. I'm not sure having BOTH the platform and the market place free would make good business sense. It's not about openess.
Aug
19
answered Do donations count as “commercial use”?
Aug
18
comment What is the biggest support a boss can give to his/her developers?
What do you call "constant noise" ? Peopleware doesn't talk about the whole organization making a vow of silence inside its walls, but just having a place where workers can make their thought intensive work without being dragged out the zone. This doesn't exclude another area where team communication is to be held (Peopleware even specifically encourages that)
Aug
18
comment What is the biggest support a boss can give to his/her developers?
I didn't really answered, just gave you something to look at. I read it several times so I could have developed some of the ideas it explains here, but I'm feeling lazy :p Maybe someone else will do it. But beware, this book doesn't give easy solutions, it will require a lot of efforts on your part.
Aug
18
comment What is the biggest support a boss can give to his/her developers?
You can read Peopleware, it covers a broader subject but it will give you some ideas.
Aug
16
answered How long should I provide free updates for my shareware - per version, per year, or forever?
Aug
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awarded  Enthusiast
Aug
8
comment What should be the lifetime of a Programming and related books
Your question is not clear to me because on one side you seem to talk about technical aspect ("reflect recent improvements to the matter") and after style ("Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde"). They sure don't have the same lifetime.
Aug
4
answered Why would a company develop an atmosphere which discourage code comments?
Aug
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awarded  Supporter
Aug
3
comment Why companies don't buy developers entertaining instruments?
I like how you manage people who get things done. Regarding your 2 points : 1. why not allow everyone to have "fun" breaks ? QA/Admin/support/sales/whatever may have a different job, but it does not mean it is less mentally draining. I am mainly a developper but I do support and QA too, small frustations that come with each are different but very real. 2. Can't you trust your team to "offset" the slackers ? (team members put pressure on the ones who don't get the job done because of lack of serious, and maybe productivity gain of serious members > productivity loss of slackers)
Aug
3
comment Why companies don't buy developers entertaining instruments?
@FastAl : I agree I didn't answer the title of the question, but the last line of the post, and that Permas' answer is way more insightful than mine (although I somewhat disagree with him)
Aug
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