And the thing is, if your competition doesn't put in the same kind of effort that you do, then they can't reap the same kinds of rewards you can: if they don't contribute, they don't get to control the direction of the project, and they won't have the same kind of knowledge and understanding of it that you do.

    So there really are big advantages to being actively involved - you can't just coast along on somebody else's work.

A nice kind of selfishness. Tit for tat works great in this way.

posted by cc: 2290 days ago