Be the Change You Want to See in the World

The basic idea is that if you want to make it better, go for it. Complaining is simply disregarded as noise. There are code contributions and there is noise. That's basically how it works.


That's how it's supposed to be. Open source works in the same way markets do: supply and demand. If the demand exists for a patch, it will come into being, guaranteed. That's why complaints are just noise. If they were worth paying attention to, they would be expressed as patches.


I'm saying the whole idea that Rails ought to be easier or different or whatever is only true if you make it true by (to use Gandhi's phrase) being the change you want to see in the world. If you think the world needs somebody to fix Rails, then be that somebody.

- Giles Bowkett