[Ilugc] Are you serious?
- From: raamanp@xxxxxxxxxxx (Raman.P)
- Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 05:48:02 +0100 (BST)
--- Sriram Krishnan <ksriram@xxxxxxx> wrote: > First of all, I'm not
sure whether I should follow up on this
Well, I'm not so sure whether that's true. I've been deeply
with .NET for over a year and I know some people who are doing some
amazing stuff with it. But never have we felt the need for source
code...the wealth of documentation that is out there in MSDN as
Google is more than sufficient .
I'm not sure whether having the source code will be much of a
example , I know that the .NET source code apans several million
of code. It is going to take me some time to get up to speed on the
and it will definitely take some more time for get myself
with the source code to the extent I can start modifying /adding to
I am old enough to say that When I was young. When I was young about
15 years back I started developing on HDBMS called FOCUS. I was
developing for over 6 years on that, happy,proud ...... So far so
The programmes were so good that other hospitals in Chennai used to
visit us to see.
Then came the time to upgrade the hardware. Easy, we got it. But, the
software vendor is no longer available in India. Well, 1,25,000 lines
of codes in 4GL had to be discarded. I had to relean rewrite in
another proprietory technology. The story repeated 6 years
later.Funniest thing is more than 90% of time I was doing 1-1
translation opening old programe code in one window and new in
Can you tell me will source availability under Free(dom) licence
would have helped me? my organisation?
One minute... don't think you have not paid price for this change. We
Indian railways increase fare based on input cost as well(apart from
all our inefficiencies) and I am sure you would have travelled in
Train and purchased a ticket.
I don't find fault with your love for .net. Be a master, good. But
also note that you have long productive years of programming left. Do
not get carried away by company owned product, better carried away by
community owned software, after all you are also owner of it.
You need not be defender of any company, unless you are an employee
of that. I was like that sometime back on Focus. I wrote many
enhancements within available freedom, but gone waste with no trace
of it to show to anybody today. Not a self boasting but for
information, NIIT used to refer people to me for their problems on
Focus. Now I regret that, had I spent that much effort on any
opensource, I would have had a viable project running even now and
useful to the community.
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