I think a lot of fame is associated when a particular product is maintained by a community. If you think of Photoshop, they are miles ahead of any software in their scenario, but their community maintained alternatives gets all those positive talks and PS is often termed as evil.
That is the nature of community contribution. When a few people work for the welfare of the community or the greater social scenario, it is always received with applause.
Yes, a lot of people consider it a noble cause. But you will be surprised to know that a lot of people does not take it seriously. They tag such projects as hobby projects, with little or no support. Something like buying from a road side vendor.
Abhi They tag such projects as hobby projects, with little or no support. Something like buying from a road side vendor.
Yes, I know. I have seen it first hand. That is the clash with two kind of software and people. But I wouldn't deny that a lot of projects are hobby projects and vanish when the core team looses interest.