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[aprssig] Is WXSVR Permanently Defunct???

Tyler Allison tyler at allisonhouse.com
Wed Jul 29 15:40:23 UTC 2009


> It's up to the author what he wants to do with his or her code, but if
> he or she is no longer going to maintain or offer services, keeping
> their code locked up is like a kid taking their toy, not playing with
> it, and saying "NO! It's MINE!" if another kid asks to play with it. It
> accomplishes nothing.


At least we're getting somewhere. So long as _everyone_ understands that
it's Johnny's right to take his ball and go home. That's fine.  That's all
I've ever argued.  We can all call Johnny names when he leaves the field.
But it's his ball, he can do with it as he likes.  And you have the right
to go to your house and build/buy a ball of your own and bring it back for
everyone to play with. Yelling at Johnny and calling him names doesn't do
any good. Standing on the playground crying and yelling "why..oh why is
Johnny being so mean?" doesn't do any good. Life sucks. Go get your own
ball.

What drives me batty is the entitlement mentality that since someone used
it for "free" they are somehow entitled to use it for "free" forever. It's
Johnny's ball..if he says you can't play with it anymore..tough.

-Tyler
Parent of 2 children and having this discussion with them daily




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