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Re: beta testing version

From: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: mlw <markw(at)mohawksoft(dot)com>
Cc: Hannu Krosing <hannu(at)tm(dot)ee>, Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>, Don Baccus <dhogaza(at)pacifier(dot)com>, PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: beta testing version
Date: 2000-12-04 00:50:24
Message-ID: Pine.BSF.4.21.0012032049290.468-100000@thelab.hub.org (view raw or flat)
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On Sun, 3 Dec 2000, mlw wrote:

> Hannu Krosing wrote:
> > > I know this is a borderline rant, and I am sorry, but I think it is very
> > > important that the integrity of open source be preserved at 100% because
> > > it is a very slippery slope, and we are all surrounded by the temptation
> > > cheat the spirit of open source "just a little" for short term gain.
> > 
> > Do you mean that anyone who has contributed to an opensource project
> > should be forbidden from doing any closed-source development ?
> 
> No, not at all. At least for me, if I write code which is dependent on
> the open source work of others, then hell yes, that work should also be
> open source. That, to me, is the difference between right and wrong.
> 
> If you write a program which stands on its own, takes no work from
> uncompensated parties, then you have the unambiguous right to do what
> ever you want.
> 
> I honestly feel that it is wrong to take what others have shared and use
> it for the basis of something you will not share, and I can't understand
> how anyone could think differently.



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