Open Sores usually need tending to with Neosporin and a Band- Aid.
Open Sores usually need tending to with Neosporin and a Band- Aid.
Let's just say i agree with most of ppls opinions ( Those for open source and at the same time those who have something to say against it). Allthough i voted for #1. Yes, Open Source is great, but we shouldn't get standardised to ONLY open source or ONLY closed source. I found that Open Source is very helpfull for the programmer community. I mean, come on! Just go to programmersheaven.com and find all those packages with free source code. Programmers need mutual support and collaboration if they want to improve and advance. What's the point for competing just to get the extra buck? Why can't we all work toghether and make this world a little better? I'm not saying that OpenSource should take over. People should learn to accept it and understand the advantages of it.
open source is a cancer because it bloats all the source it touches (Linux kernel is about a floppy, too big), free software makes people that wants to live programming in third world countries to be extremely poor, the expensive software does not need an explanation, and cheap software is the solution, I am going to live with some luxuries, and I can not monopolize the market.
'the ethics of greed'
Free software(with a capital F) is what is generally referred to as cancer, but that's somewhat of a misnomer. Free software says that if you want to use part or all of the source code as part of your program, you have to share your source code, too.
It's sort of like, "if you share, I'll share too."
That doesn't apply to data processed by the program, contrary to some people's beliefs.(Just look at the GPL faq) And programs that run on Linux are not bound by that either.
Only RMS believes that ALL software should be Free. Most open source coders believe that Open Source software is better than closed source because of its inherently better quality once mature(and because it has no planned obsolescence. It can only become obsolete after the maintainer drops it and no one picks it up).
So it's more like Open Source -> Quality but slow initial development
free software -> silly
expensive software -> Okay in some rare cases
cheap software -> Legitimate
Most people believe that the best solution is to sell your commercial products that are revolutionary, then Open Source them to cut down on maintenance costs.(i.e. Quake became Open Source after it was no longer profitable).
In a perfect world, open source would be the best. But in a western world, under capitalism, we are allways competing and such, and cannot trust others to our code, so in this world, I have to say it sux.
So, you are saying, we are competing in school, so no one should ever help anyone else? Ok, make sure you don't ask anyone to help you when you are stuck... And don't ever ask to read someone else's work even though they got a better mark and it would be helpful to use it as reference to improve your own mark...
Sorry if I sounded mean there, but I think if the person is willing to give it out for the sake of helping others, it is definitely great... Though many people are not as generous as that...
NOONE should EVER judge in that great an amplitude of someone you've never met. Obviousley you've been playing too many sports or something. I never said people shouldent help each other. I would love open source to be reasonable. But in this reality there are commercial products, and to survive we need to make money, I would love fullydemocratic startrek style socialism, but we dont have that. Most things im doign right now ARE open source.
I am appouled, SPH
Geez, that was just my opinion, no offense...
And btw, I DON'T play too many sports... In fact, I so rarely take part in them that I am afraid I am going to die in PE next semester... um...
And sorry if you think I was really mean... I just think you can sell the source too when you sell the program, what harm can that do?
The problem is that if you sell the source, its no longer yours, you can never sell another copy of your program, becouse someone else now has all of your ideas and how you did them. Meaning every 1 copy u sell u have to create a whole new program... Becouse someone will allways begin selling your program cheaper by recompiling and stealing ideas, unless you have a very good lawyer I would avoid it. I mean the sports thing becouse I have noticed a few things about athlets I wont get into... Its great to be open source with people u trust and on little projects, but if your into commercial stuff, dont let Micro**** or anyone get on it. As I have said, super democratic commun/socialism would be great, but as of now I dont think the human race is capable of that, instead whenever a communist nation popps up its IMMEDIETLY currupted and givena bad name, *sigh*. N-e wayz u sound like an interesting person, what is your AIM handle/MSN Email?
Does "interesting" mean "annoying? Nah, just kidding...
No, I don't have AIM, sorry...
And I think that if you are selling a program, you would probably sell it via CD or downloading from the net. People can always redistribute those and get money for that. Like people can install a program several times on different computers while paying for one copy of it... Same thing here....
Open source, Open mind
check it out and tell me what you think
I would have never learned the things i know now if i didn't have a chance to look at other ppls sources. On the other hand if you are programming for money then it's normal that you should stick to Closed Source. But since i have so much time on my own and im NOT programming for money Open Source applies well to ppl like me.... :D
if you want to learn, go and pay an university as most of the ones who write good software did, they deserve that money, they've invested it, they are not going to give it away!!!
People care FAR less about the actual code, this can be rewritten in a matter of weeks. Its the ideas/technology thats worth millions/billions. U can allways read other's sources when learning how to draw a line to the screen, but u cant if your talking about a fractal program with brand new technology drawing lines in sucessions. You can learn fractals, and programming, and apply it. No harm in open source outside of the market, but once its professional open source its kinda out of the picture. I own a small software firm, and I couldent make any money if I was selling my software, thankfully I just use mine for projects such as movies, so open source is okay, but I would still be reluctant.
Really? You own a software firm? Cool...
What movies do you use your programs for?
Well, at least I wouldn't mind making it open source, 'cause my software would never be good enough to sell! ^.^ NEways... Good luck on your firm...