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MrMoo
Sep 14, 2000



rotor posted:

I really don't get this cultural insistence on producing open source software.

Itís called intellectual progress, only by standing on the shoulders of giants can one stand taller, everything else in humanity operates in that mindset.

Ad a developer you get paid to develop, not to hodl onto bits and bytes.

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MrMoo
Sep 14, 2000



rotor posted:

I'm not even saying don't give away the source to your worthless open source bullshit. I'm just saying retain control of it and don't give it to assholes, fascists and murderers.

this seems like the lowest loving bar on earth to me, i don't really understand the objections here

Probably because it turns the custodian into a fascist. Why the obsession with source code, the question equally applies to toilet paper or any material goods.

The philosophical statement is probably along the lines of: who are you to paint everyone good or bad? Is a murder always evil? No, humanity is not that simple.

MrMoo
Sep 14, 2000



is this the author of the npm package blue?

MrMoo
Sep 14, 2000



The Mother Theresa of software, :lol:

MrMoo
Sep 14, 2000



rotor posted:

Is there any other field in which people just routinely give away the net product of months of work?

You really cannot think of any? :aaaaa:

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