Originally Posted by Big_Rudy
What??? Say it ain't so. DMo's software geekiness is now officially suspect. I thought you'd actually ENJOY a piece of software that you had to fiddle-with endlessly just to keep it useable .
Not when it comes to poker software. I'm into poker because I enjoy playing poker, not because I enjoy coding poker software. Just using a properly functioning tracker for self-study is a big time commitment. If I also had to write code to keep it running, I'd never have time for poker. I get a paid a lot of money to write code (or, these days, to supervise the writing of code) in my day job, I'm not going to waste my poker time trying to keep my tracker working.
I'm a huge fan of free and open-source software, I use and have contributed to a ton of it, but vertical industries (like poker) can't easily support the concept of FOSS, because the maintenance costs are very high -- you're in a constant state of re-coding to keep up with all the site changes, and a free community just can't keep up. Hell it's hard enough for PT and HM to keep up with a paid, full-time staff.