Living together BUT not married: RR/MC and Linux
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Mon Nov 21 10:16:38 CST 2005
David Bovill wrote:
> Linux support is not about how many desktops you can sell
> applications to - it is about the quality of developers
> you can attract
I could write apps for the Pope, but if he won't give me something in
return it'll be just as hard for me to pay my rent as writing for slobs.
Classism, in any form, doesn't determine viability.
> and the ability to deliver intranet
I've been shipping internanet and extranet apps for years, for people
who feel my time is worth giving something back for.
> and government contracts (at least here in Europe) which
> specify support for open platforms. It is also about being
> able to leverage the huge amount of "free" code that is
> available on this platform and integrate it into the project.
Depends on the license requirements, doesn't it? That is, even if I
inherit enough wealth to be able to afford the luxury of working for
free, at the end of the day the RunRev engine isn't open source so it's
not possible for me to deliver truly open materials which rely on it.
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