Re: Are you an open source developer?

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From: Stephen D. Williams (
Date: Sun Sep 17 2000 - 12:22:06 PDT

Kragen Sitaker wrote:

> ...
> > PS: I see this as exactly analogous to the debate in music between
> > artists and the industry. The artists should define the industry, not
> > the other way around, of course, imho.
> I don't know if I agree. I think the fans should define the whole
> thing, not the artists or the record companies. That's what
> open-source software is about: software distributed on terms favorable
> to the users, not just the creators. Terms that make the users
> members, not just consumers.

In particular, terms that allow and encourage 'members' to join in further

This is the basic difference in philosophy: are there few 'professional'
creators or is everyone potentially a creator at one level and for desired
topics. The later model is obviously more appealing to those not currently
receiving heavy

> --
> <> Kragen Sitaker <>
> Perilous to all of us are the devices of an art deeper than we ourselves
> possess.
> -- Gandalf the Grey [J.R.R. Tolkien, "Lord of the Rings"]


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