Syllogism, Contribution vs. Pollution

Proof

  • Major Premise: All unnecessary consumption of resource is a kind of pollution.
  • Minor Premise: A contribution which has no value to others is unnecessary and must consume some type of resource.
  • Conclusion: A contribution without value is a kind of pollution.

Application

So we can conduct a basic precondition to open-source something:
if it’s a long-term & independent project,
  it’s ok to release after having some code.
else if it has been utilised internally by two projects/products,
    and it has been revised twice.
  it’s ready to be published.
else
  it’s better to keep it as an internal incubating one.

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