| ||Ask HN: What Would Happen if More Developers Charged for Python/Ruby Components?|
4 points by danvoell 1499 days ago | hide | past | web | 3 comments | favorite |
|I am a beginner rails developer and I am intrigued by RubyMotion as a paid component and it's growth and support compared to the vast majority of stagnant open source ruby components. I am wondering why there are so few Ruby/Python components for purchase. I would think this could lead to more sophisticated plug and play tools since developers could devote more time to them if it is a source of revenue. I know this kind of goes back to the famous Bill Gates letter - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Letter_to_Hobbyists|
Would Rails/Python start to become more like PHP? Would they lose more developers or gain more developers? Would it be bad for the language if more developers charged?
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