First of all, I'm not sure whether I should follow up on this discussionAtleast commercial mail connected with promoting free software could be
as arguing against GPL on a Linux group may amount to trolling. So if
any of the members want me to stop, please do say so as I don't want to
Well, I'm not so sure whether that's true. I've been deeply involvedThis attitude is fine for a layman, but not for engineering students
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 well as
Google is more than sufficient .....
I'm not sure whether having the source code will be much of a help..Oh, it doesn't help most people, because for many the output from
AndYou may earn money for those who keep their `trade secrets'. On the
I feel that I know .NET well...I still haven't come across anybody who
faces problems because of the lack of source code to .NET. If I feel
that I can't get the job done due to the lack of some tool, I'm more
than happy to pay him for his work and I respect his right to keep his
trade secrets..if he choses to keep his knowledge secret , that's his
choice. Just like if I chose to keep my work secret, that's my choice.
I'm not getting confused with the 'Free as in speech, not as in beer'
thing here...what I'm stressing is my right to earn money of my hard
work and to keep that work away from prying eyes if I *chose* to.
I would like to once again reiterate that I'm not trolling here..if youLooks like this is the fashion of the day. Arundhati Roy wrote in `war
want me to stop , just say so.