From: Dave Winer (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Sep 17 2000 - 12:21:10 PDT
Is that theory or have you had any personal experience of that working? From
what I've seen small utilities can be evolved that way. Otherwise it appears
to be a myth of open source. An often-repeated one of course. Open source
makes everything great. Where's the evidence? Dave
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Subject: Re: Are you an open source developer?
> Kragen Sitaker wrote:
> > ...
> > > PS: I see this as exactly analogous to the debate in music between
> > > artists and the industry. The artists should define the industry, not
> > > the other way around, of course, imho.
> > I don't know if I agree. I think the fans should define the whole
> > thing, not the artists or the record companies. That's what
> > open-source software is about: software distributed on terms favorable
> > to the users, not just the creators. Terms that make the users
> > members, not just consumers.
> In particular, terms that allow and encourage 'members' to join in further
> This is the basic difference in philosophy: are there few 'professional'
> creators or is everyone potentially a creator at one level and for desired
> topics. The later model is obviously more appealing to those not
> receiving heavy
> > --
> > <email@example.com> Kragen Sitaker
> > Perilous to all of us are the devices of an art deeper than we ourselves
> > possess.
> > -- Gandalf the Grey [J.R.R. Tolkien, "Lord of the
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