[ale] A Real Sad Loss for Open Source in the Atlanta Area

Jerald Sheets questy at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 15:46:31 EDT 2010

On Oct 14, 2010, at 3:35 PM, Michael B. Trausch wrote:

> So, I'm going to ask, _what_ is it that it doesn't support?  If there is
> something that it legitimately doesn't support, have you filed any bug
> report or asked someone who understands the issue to document and file
> one?  If not, why not?

Well, this brings us back to our conversation of a few weeks ago.

The rank-and-file Excel list maker will not in any way shape or form file that bug.  They will instead tell you that is not their job, to talk to IT.  In turn, school (and many business) internal IT departments are so busy chasing stupid things like the cupholders and footpedals not working on the regular desktop machine, they don't have the time to do it either.

Research, development, focus grouping, "real world" eval... That's what the community appears to be missing and where (as much as I hate it) the "pro" suites have spent tons of money FOSS doesn't have.

It shouldn't be Sally bookkeeper's job to report bugs.  That is, I believe, where we will fundamentally disagree, but it is the state of the market and is what we are stuck with.


More information about the Ale mailing list