Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd May 2008 20:54 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source More often than not, the question arises on OSNews why certain projects or pieces of abandonware aren't released as open source software. Supposedly, this would speed up development, facilitate the growth of a community, all that jazz associated with open source development. Here are four projects I'd like to see released under a MIT license.
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RE: Amiga OS 4
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 22nd May 2008 21:46 UTC in reply to "Amiga OS 4"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

I was being sarcastic.

I'm sure they sold 4.

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RE[2]: Amiga OS 4
by Al2001 on Thu 22nd May 2008 22:09 in reply to "RE: Amiga OS 4"
Al2001 Member since:
2005-07-06

Tom Said :
I was being sarcastic.

Dictionary Says :
1. mocking: characterized by words that mean the opposite of what they seem to say and are intended to mock or deride

So they actually sold -3 units?

I know this is getting silly ;) I never did figure how to admit defeat gracefully.

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RE[3]: Amiga OS 4
by wannabe geek on Thu 22nd May 2008 23:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Amiga OS 4"
wannabe geek Member since:
2006-09-27

Actually I think Thom was being "hyperbolic" rather than sarcastic:

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RE[3]: Amiga OS 4
by MamiyaOtaru on Sat 24th May 2008 12:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Amiga OS 4"
MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

If you take Thom's statement to mean "they made so few units they could be counted on one hand" and propose as the opposite of that statement "they made more units than one could count on one hand" then Thom's use of sarcasm fits even with your cherry picked definition.

Here's another:
1: a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain
2 a: a mode of satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language that is usually directed against an individual

- Merriam-Webster

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