[Lazarus] Proprietary vs Open Source mentality
graeme at geldenhuys.co.uk
Mon Sep 3 09:05:25 CEST 2012
On 03/09/12 03:15, Hans-Peter Diettrich wrote:
> First of all, this topic should go into Lazarus-other.
Sorry, I forgot that list existed.
> Apart from licensing issues, which may require to keep the source
> closed, why should somebody ever open up his own source code?
That's the whole point. He is giving his IDE add-ons away for FREE. He
is *not* making money off it. If he was selling the IDE add-ons, then
obviously I would understand. What he is doing is similar to GExperts. I
believe it was a GExperts developer asking if his work could be merged,
and he said no.
I just don't see [in such a case] what the benefit is to the developer
to keep his work closed sourced.
> ...while earning your living otherwise :-]
You're missing my point.
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