Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

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To its credit Cheetah isn't really dying -- people seem to use it a fair amount. But no one who uses it is really modifying Cheetah itself. Webware has been similar in some ways. It's probably in large part on the basis of the original author's focus -- both Chuck and Tavis have not been focused on their software. I don't really know, but I imagine they are just focused on work, life, etc. So it goes. Making a piece of software that is developed in a lively fashion while the original developer is away can be difficult, and I don't know what the trick is. Open Source isn't nearly as easy as it's made out to be ;)
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