Working with #opensource: Upgrading
I manage a Social Media Platform created from Open Source software and here are the INSANE steps I go through for updates.
Click on “upgrade automatically”.
Enter connection information.
Click on “activate plugin”, which returns me to a page showing “Plugin Activated”.
Can you see why I hate Open Source?
I hate open source software, because it’s too easy! In the past, this type of process would take a specialized team of people hours upon hours to complete. This task was completed in less than 10 minutes, thanks to Open Source and the brilliant members of #opensource communities.
Now I have the the time and money to go shoe shopping with my wife, thanks a lot #opensource?!?! My wife overheard me and my associates talking about moving this platform into the cloud. The cloud computing solution will save us even more money and time. My wife is so excited, she added an additional page to the “honey do” list.
A special “Thank you!” to members of open source development communities. I understand most of you have full-time jobs, families, and other interests. You volunteer your time during lunch breaks, weekends, and the midnight hour to solve problems and share solutions. My colleagues and I, plus countless people around the world have more time to focus on relationships with people around us because of your tireless dedication. Thank You!
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