Linked by David Adams on Fri 17th Dec 2004 18:20 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
Editorial The real heart of open source lies in its potential to be greater than the sum of its parts, the capacity to leverage the talent and abilities of an entire community of developers and users who are striving towards a common goal, according to an editorial at Linux Insider.
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by A nun, he moos on Sat 18th Dec 2004 18:02 UTC

No, I use whatever program accomplishes a certain task or set of tasks as quickly, painlessly, and intuitively as possible regardless of the license.

Wait, we're talking about two different things, here! I was talking about accessing code, and now you're talking about using programs - apples and oranges as they say.

I said that if you don't like the GPL license because it's "less free" than the BSD license (I disagree, but that's another debate), then you must hold proprietary licenses in utter horror, as they are a lot less free than the GPL.

Now we came across this while looking at the kernel waitqueue code and we have no clue what this is actually trying to do and what use it has in the code.

So, you don't know what the code is for, therefore it's ugly? Did you try sending a message to the LKML? You know, the Linux kernel is a living thing, so some patches (this seems to be part of one, for the waitqueue debug code) may sometimes linger longer than they should. To claim, as you did, that the Linux kernel is the ugliest code around is both silly and unprovable because you don't have access to the source code of proprietary kernels. One thing you do have, however, is the opportunity to make the Linux kernel code less ugly by contributing to it.

Of course, your contributions would have to be GPLed... :-)