EU software patent law faces axe 803
On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 19:02:54 +0000, billwg
EU software patent law faces axe 806
Well, give it some thought, Kier. If you do something for someone, say write some code, what do you want in return, if not money. Repaying the favor somehow...
They have great value to me.
And your point is? Have the developers said to me, You may not use this software because you don't write code? If writing code were the prerequiste of using Linix, its userbase would be very small, compared to its present expansion.
EU software patent law faces axe 804
Well, there are very bright people who have studied society for a very long time and come to the conclusion that just about everything is driven...
We have stated nothing of the kind. That is your dishoest interpretation.
Your developers are not Free-Open developers, and are not necessarily comparable with those who are. All they show is the mindset of your developers.
f*** you and your 'free ride' mentality, you dishonest twerp. The difference is, Linux is Free. Anyone may continue to develop it. If a Closed Source OS goes under, it dies because no one is *permitted* to continue with it, not because no one is capable of doing so, or willing to.
Why? You are forgetting that there is no single Linux, no absolutely central point except for the kernel itself. And even that can be developed by anyone, though in practice, at present, mainstream developement falls to Linus and his team. Stresses and strains notwithstanding, the kernel development team shows no sign of vanishing into the ether any time soon.
Actually, I would argue that they do not. A large number of Open Source developers are very young, and are going straight from training into Open Source development as a first choice. That puts them outside the overall pool.