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If they're doing it in their spare time, do you really have the right to complain about how they're not giving you enough of their sweat and blood? If the lacking documentation is bothering you that much, could you not submit a PR to fix the documentation once you figured it out? And if you're not willing to do that with your spare time, why do you have the right to demand it out of their spare time? I'm not a big open source contributor but open source leeches bother me a lot. Most open source developers are just regular people who are using their spare time to make and share things that they didn't have to, and then other developers and even major companies act like those open source devs owe them something. If something is lacking in an open source project, open a PR and help!
@dtaposh You mean the Apache Spark that has docs for 2.3.0 up on their site whereas the latest version is 2.3.0 on github with a 2.3.1 release candidate? Admittedly I don't use the thing, but how much are you paying for support/licensing? If it's $0 then you're still getting something for nothing and getting angry because it's not enough.
There are API docs up on the site for 1.6.1 as well and if you don't like them, nobody but you and your boss have any reason to care, since you're not willing to fix them and you're not willing to pay someone else to fix them (or convince your company to). 🤷People who complain about open-source projects but aren't willing to spend any of their own resources to resolve the problem are a net negative on open source because they directly cause maintainers to quit projects. If you want better open source projects you have to actually do something besides complain.
Lady chill! I wrote this rant when I was being pummeled under pressure and i didn't figure out head nor tail of a problem I had to solve. I was just having a bad time at work and my head wasnt working. Now that I actually solved the issue and am going through the docs, they make a lot more sense than they did three days ago.
I don't have anything against open source projects/devs. It was just a rant to blow off steam. Not undermining anyone's efforts here.