Today I had to get up really earlier (at 7am, which is
extremely early for me) in order to visit the
hospital with my 1-year-old son. I was amazed by his
braveness then a nurse punched his little finger in order to
get some blood for the analysys. Only a small shout and a
single teardrop. He's a real man!
When we visited a dermatologyst. He said that baby's disease
is definitely rubella
and it's almost over. The strange thing about rubella is it
doesn't need any kind of medicine; it is time that heals.
free software parasites
Today I was though about free software parasites -
people/companies who use free software (such as our
aspseek), make money out of it, do not pay for support or
contribute in any other way, but always ask (dumb)
configuration/installation/unrelated questions etc. They are
really like insects that lives on another creatures and use
their blood etc. for a living.
I had several relations with "parasite" aspseek users and
I'm always feeling bad after it. They are refusing to make
even the smallest contribution possible -
to put a note on the site that it is aspseek powered, with a
link back to aspseek.org,
but still they do require a lot of attention and asks you
questions that are answered in the FAQ or manual, or that
should be better be discussed in users mailing list.
I still don't know what to do with such parasites - either
help them, or try explaining that free software is not
one-way street and can't live without its users'
contribution, or ask them to pay for support if everything
they understands and can talk about is money. Does anybody
knows how to made something out of such parasites, or how to
deal with them?..