EU software patent law faces axe 798
On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 15:35:27 +0000, billwg
Be my guest. But *I* was certainly talking about the desktop. I'm not sitting in front of a server to type this in. To most users, servers aren't even a blip on the horizon.
EU software patent law faces axe 801
On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 23:20:52 +0000, billwg It means what it says. You have no idea what you're...
Many may be 'scratching their own itch', as the saying goes. Hacker wants an app to do certain things, and it isn't there, he hacks it for himself. That, in a sense, is how Linux originally came about. Linus was doing something for his own use, buthe thought others might be interested in it. They were. And they wanted to improve it and add bits for themselves.
I don't think they see themselves as doing anything really extraordinary.
You should read up on why RMS took up the cause of Free software. You might understand, then.
Dedication. Freedom. Satisfaction. Sheer bloody stubbornness. A belief in what they're doing. The answers are probably as varied as the developers.
And? Maybe they don't see themselves as 'missing out'. You're looking at it from the wrong end as usual.
It's because, in the long run, everyone gets to benefit. Co-operation can be more beneficial than compebreastion, which simply drives away one product in favour of another.
There would be less point in the developers developing if there were no users. They after all are the consumers of the product, whether or not they paid for it.
There will always be more users than there are developers. That's as it should be, IMO.
EU software patent law faces axe 799
I don't think that you can say for sure one way or the other. Certainly some people do it and many do not. A...
I've been making rational answers to your statements for post after post, boyo. You just aren't listening.