Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Mar 2012 22:47 UTC
Linux "If you meet Linus Torvalds, he comes off as a mild-mannered, down-to-earth Finnish-American. He lives with his wife Tove, three kids, a cat, a dog, a snake, a goldfish, a bunny and a pet rat in a comfortable 6000 square foot home just north of Portland's tony Lake Oswego neighborhood. The house is yellow - his favorite color - and so's the Mercedes. But he's not really like any of his neighbors. He drives his Mercedes fast, slamming the car into gear and flooring it. There's no coaxing, no hesitation. Either the hammer is down, or the car is at rest. And he has an abnormal number of stuffed penguins on his mantle." Yup, sounds like the to-the-point Fin we all know and love.
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RE[2]: I like Linus
by lucas_maximus on Wed 21st Mar 2012 00:07 UTC in reply to "RE: I like Linus"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Lol Wot?

He is religious because he thinks all software should be free and somehow people rights are being taken away, while using Windows and are "mentally shackled" ... Apparently closed source software has got Matrix like powers.

It is absolutely ridiculous

The GPL rewards the user not the developer.

True lock in comes from "Software Design Decisions".

Did you know that some computers didn't have a notion of a file at all (the original mac or lisa before Jobs took over the project, didn't have the very notion of "files").

MIDI has locked music notes to certain exact frequencies, this didn't exist before MIDI.

But it is easier I supposed to rant about licenses than actually think on a higher abstract level like the software design itself.

WE are locked into design decisions made 30 years ago.

Edited 2012-03-21 00:11 UTC

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RE[3]: I like Linus
by Lennie on Wed 21st Mar 2012 00:28 in reply to "RE[2]: I like Linus"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

The developer can actually ask for money to create new programs and features. The GPL is very clear on that.

Only when the software is distributed to someone else, let's say the user. should the source be made available to that user.

So the user has the rights to take that work to an other developer and not be stuck with the original developer in cause of a conflict (of interrests or otherwise).

Also maybe it is just me, but AFAIK iOS on iPhone and iPad doesn't have the notion of a files either (to the user).

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RE[4]: I like Linus
by lucas_maximus on Wed 21st Mar 2012 01:17 in reply to "RE[3]: I like Linus"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Also maybe it is just me, but AFAIK iOS on iPhone and iPad doesn't have the notion of a files either (to the user).


This is true.

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RE[3]: I like Linus
by ParadoxUncreated on Wed 21st Mar 2012 08:37 in reply to "RE[2]: I like Linus"
ParadoxUncreated Member since:
2009-12-05

Closed software is a pain. Do we really need to make money of software tools? Ofcourse money can be made on servicing opensource.

I`ve seen many closed software companies come and go. Each time the same problem. What they spent their time on developing, researching and bugtesting, now has to be repeated by someone else, with more or less success, and maybe with other strenghts. Can be a real PITA if one has gotten used to some piece of software and love it.

If it was opensource, none of these problems would bother us.

Life should be all about the user experience. We are not here to put sadistic restrainments on ourselves. And that is what closed source vs opensource seems to be.

Peace.

Edited 2012-03-21 08:38 UTC

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RE[4]: I like Linus
by Kochise on Wed 21st Mar 2012 15:53 in reply to "RE[3]: I like Linus"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Then create your own firm instead, share your hardware datasheets and open your software to the World. Until that happens, STFU...

Kochise

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