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Re: collab.net support

From: Ben Collins <bcollins_at_debian.org>
Date: 2002-12-16 21:19:44 CET

On Mon, Dec 16, 2002 at 02:02:34PM -0600, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> "Robert Anderson" <RWA@sbcglobal.net> writes:
>
> > I never said it was. What I said is that Collabnet intends to
> > profit from subversion, and I am not interested in helping
> > Collabnet do that (given other options that achieve my goals),
> > because that hurts me.
>
> If somebody makes Subversion better, the whole public benefits. That
> includes individuals, moms, dogs, kids, nonprofits and even (possibly)
> for-profit corporations too. Everyone gains.
>
> By your argument, I guess you can never work on any open source
> project, because it's always possible that some entity (which you
> dislike) may profit from your work later on.

Yeah. Companies profit from Apache, Sendmail, Bind, Linux, BSD, etc..

I guess there's nothing left for us all to do.

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