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Re: collab.net support

From: Peter Gervai <grin_at_tolna.net>
Date: 2002-12-17 01:01:11 CET

On Mon, Dec 16, 2002 at 03:30:49PM -0800, Tom Lord wrote:

> No, not necessarily. The details matter.
>
> Why did "somebody" decide to make Subversion better? What irrational
> factors (e.g., news reporting) may have influenced their decision?
> Did they do this out of a false belief about the nature of employment
[...]

This is a weird thread. Why does it matter what Collab.Net wants, as long as
they create something they have no control over? For the benefit of the
public?

If anyone say "this or that open source project is BAD because someone could
gain anything from MY work" then the individual is selfish, envious or
probably both. If you want your working hours working for yourself then don't
get involved in open source projects. If you want to share your work then
the only thing you ought to check is whether it benefits you and the
public. If yes, be happy if anyone PAYS INSTEAD OF YOU some of the costs.

Do they earn money? Who cares, as long as either they do or don't won't make
any difference to the project's life? (Honestly, if they do earn money it is
going to help the project.) Do you send netscape to hell because it's true
that they opened mozilla source but those damn bastards actually earn money
by selling the code! And redhat for paying linux kernel hackers! And let me
stop to list them all. If there weren't companies paying free projects in
hope that they can earn money AND support the public as well, then this
open source world wouldn't really be as it is now. They all could have
decided to do the same without opening up the source. They didn't do that,
and there are reasons to do that beyond using "free workforce". If you deny
this then you're blind or have bad intents.

...and many of those dead projects, thousands of them, is dead because part
time coders couldn't afford to continue, because they had to spend their
time on earning money to buy food, raise children or such stupid things.
Maybe Collab.Net keeps some coders well fed and healthy to make them happily
code svn ever after. :-)

And I apologise for replying such a stupid thread. Being involved is
voluntary. If anyone feels Collab.Net sucks his blood just go away, and you
can even use the result of their work. Or not. That's freedom.

Peter

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