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

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

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RE[4]: Amiga OS 4
by memson on Fri 23rd May 2008 11:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Amiga OS 4"
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2006-01-01

Actually I think Thom was being "hyperbolic" rather than sarcastic: "http://home.cfl.rr.com/eghsap/apterms.html
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No sarcasm, possibly leaning towards Micky taking/teasing. As in, "I think you know exactly what you are talking about, wannabe geek".

The easiest way to explain sarcasm.. imangine Bill and Ted speak... anywhere where you would mentally add "not" to a sentence is probably sarcasm.

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RE[5]: Amiga OS 4
by wannabe geek on Fri 23rd May 2008 15:55 in reply to "RE[4]: Amiga OS 4"
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2006-09-27

From the link, which I see you have read carefully (sarcasm):

Sarcasm: A form of verbal irony, expressing sneering, personal disapproval in the guise of praise.

Hyperbole: Exaggeration used for emphasis. Hyperbole can be used to heighten effect, to catalyze recognition, or to create a humorous perception.


If you prefer the Wikipedia definition of sarcasm:


Sarcasm is stating the opposite of an intended meaning especially in order to sneeringly, slyly, jest or mock a person, situation or thing. It is strongly associated with irony, with some definitions classifying it as a type of verbal irony intended to insult or wound. Sarcasm can also be used in a humorous or jesting way depending on the intent of the person speaking.


So, saying that they sold 3 computers is clearly a hyperbole, that is, an exaggeration, and not stating the contrary of what one means, as in irony and sarcasm.

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