From: Dave Winer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Sep 18 2000 - 10:36:10 PDT
Oy, go read the archives if you missed the point. People say shit about open
source this and open source that, as if they were being scientific. Dave
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Bone" <email@example.com>
To: "Dave Winer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2000 10:46 AM
Subject: Re: More math and open source
> Dave Winer wrote:
> > I refer you to the discussion on discuss.userland.com re the logic you
> > others use re open source.
> Thoroughly confused? I think you're confusing your principals, Dave.
> thing I released open source was a nasty afternoon hack called "mudtool"
> 1991 or so. I'm no GPL zealot, no open source revolutionary, though I'm
> happy that people keep shipping all this great free stuff.
> > http://discuss.userland.com/msgReader$21465
> Methinks the problem you're having is purely definitional. There are lots
> sets of axioms, lots of subtopics and equally valid points of view.
> about what's Open Source and what's not is like arguing about whether
> theory or category theory is the "One True Math." Or, more correctly,
> True Religion." Just like you've got to leave all those nasty CoC people
> think they're they only ones going to heaven alone, likewise why not just
> the Open Sourcetistas?
> > It is a past tense thing, in the sense that the roadblocks it put up are
> > gone, kaput, no longer in the way.
> > We're able to work with other developers
> > without the nasty bullshit getting in the way. Sure we share source
> > and we're slaves too, and we love it. We have cathedrals and bazaars,
> > users, and they help us.
> Sounds great!
> > There's nothing new there, after all the michegas is sorted through, the
> > things people say about open source apply to commercial development as
> > We've been doing this for generations.
> Is there a *point,* Dave? ;-)
> > Rather than being a revolution, it's lined some peoples' pockets nicely,
> > the software development world continues to be filled with hard working
> > people doing it for love.
> ...and nobody would do it if they didn't love it. :-)
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