Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Mar 2010 21:59 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Graphics, User Interfaces "What if all software was open source? Anybody would then be able to add custom features to Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, Apple iTunes or any other program. A University of Washington project may make this possible." Yeah I know, odd headline - couldn't find anything better.
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Are you Crazy?
by zznq on Wed 31st Mar 2010 23:38 UTC
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2010-03-31

While you may(or may not) be able to alter a piece of software with this tool. This adds a layer of abstraction onto your application, slowing it down and adding to the complexity.

With open source you would get to mess around with the innards of the application.

It would be nice if all software was open sourced but this is far from that solution. This is in fact the opposite of open source.

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