I want to have a "philosophical" discussion about something that frustrates me.
Why do so many people post on Drupal.org, asking for "us developers" to build them a website because they have an "idea", but no budget or any other advantage to bring to the table. I think it is a disease of our modern society where people think like "I have a great idea, but no money, please build me a free site and I'll give you a good reference IF the work is done right." Absurd, as if developers never have good site ideas and "idea people" should make millions of free/cheap developer labor.
Something is wrong here. Let's call it the "Winklevoss-mentality" after the Winklevoss brothers who sued Facebook's Zuckerberg for stealing "their idea". This is a kind of mentality that actually inhibits innovation.
There's a few ways to to innovate:
- you have an idea -> learn the skills an d build it yourself;
- you have an idea -> hire a well-paid developer team;
In contrast to the Winklevoss mentality:
- we have an idea, then someone else built it-> go to court
To my honest opinion "ideas" have zero value. All ideas should be "open source".