re: What do you do if you're in the middle of a project and you realize it already exists in the world? VIEW POST

re: Good that you have made the attempt of looking for some rule and special cases. I am with you in that open source project should not be duplicated...

Also there are other costs for the community like the increase of second level dependencies with redundant functionality.

So another criteria would be.. Is it a top level (appliance) project or is it one framework that would be used by many projects?

I would say more basic dependencies sould try to don't repeat themselves.

For the propietary software and componentware marketplace it is something different. I would say.. You have the right to push the market but if you don't contribute back to the opensource projects used, a lot of complexity might accumulate in your customizations and the manteniance costs will grow up to the stress point.

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