|FROM ||Ronny Abraham
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] NYLXS Projects
|OK, I'm willing to play. But my problem is that certain of your
positions, while reasonable, are incompatible with my own goals.
I feel very strongly about making software available to everyone on
whatever platform they like. If a developer decides to pop up and
help me by porting a project I'm working on to, say, the SuperEvilOS,
then I feel very strongly that he should be able to do so. I fully
understand your reasoning to the contrary. But like I said, this is
simply how I feel about it. That doesn't mean that I am going to
invest the time to port it to every system. But if someone else wants
to, then they can knock themselves out.
Now I am willing to accept not hosting source that is meant for a
non-free OS. After all, your server, your rules. But I can't do it
if someone else can't take that source and host his branch for a
proprietary OS on another server. I understand how arrogant that
sounds, I mean I'm only one guy, and who knows if this is a useless
idea in any case. But that's just how I see things.
By the way, what kind of tools are you referring to?
On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 5:03 AM, Ruben Safir wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 01, 2009 at 04:42:48AM -0500, Ronny Abraham wrote:
>> Ah, OK, thank you for clarifying that.
>> On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 3:29 AM, Ruben Safir wrote:
>> > On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 10:25:31PM -0500, Ronny Abraham wrote:
>> >> Uh, I am starting to feel a bit uncomfortable. Are you saying that if
>> >> I decide to create an free outliner program outside of NYLXS, I can't?
>> > How would I have the authority to say that? I'm saying that if NYLXS is
>> > doing this, then it is by NYLXS standards. If you want to do something
>> > outside of NYLXS why are we having this conversation. This started with
>> > Evan's call for more NYLXS projects.
>> > Ruben
> I understand your discomfort ron, but trust me, its not half as bad as
> the pain of investing 100's of hours into projects to only have them
> unravel because someone walks away with a significant portion of "our"
> team effort.
> Aside from that, we pay almost 200 bucks a month to host this stuff, and
> we have powerful tools...far more powerful than anything google can
> offer. We should use them instead of wasting them in a
> burst of the latest online traps.
>> >> -ron
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