I stayed out of this one till now because I don't have a dog in this fight,
On Sunday 25 November 2012 17:35:35 Ralf Mardorf did opine:
> On Sun, 2012-11-25 at 21:02 +0000, Folderol wrote:
However if our driver isn't up to it, but yours does make a perceived
contribution, then having access to the source means that a few more sets
of eyeballs can walk around in it, and 15 days later our driver is the one
taking names and kicking butt.
We generally are a likable bunch, with the inevitable differences of
opinion inherent in any group of more than one. But there is a sig line
I'm seeing more and more of:
"If you can't fix it, then you don't own it."
And TBT, at my age, I am not capable of fixing it unless the error is a: in
a language I understand, and b, slap you in the face obviously wrong. I
know just enough C to be dangerous, and do the majority of my programming
in assembly on much smaller machines than this one.
No amount of cash changing hands will ever change that. We are well aware
that the GPL is a double edged sword that boils down to you can't charge
more than the media & a couple bucks for your time to copy it for it, and
if you change someone elses code, you are legally to give those changes
back to anyone who has a copy of the original obtained by legal means. So
you can't 'hide it under a basket' and expect to get much more than a very
cursory look from 90% of us.
I'll get me coat now.
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soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
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