On Mon, Jul 23, 2007 at 11:05:09AM +0900, John Joyce wrote:
> >
> >Firefox, alas, is the best of a tremendously bad breed.  I wish  
> >there was
> >something better out there, and I've toyed with the idea of creating a
> >GUI web browser of my own just so I won't have to suffer with what's
> >currently available, but it's going to have to wait on me having more
> >free time.  Lots more.
> >
> >
> WebKit is wide open source, and it is what is used by Safari and  
> Konqueror/KHTML...
> 
> As for the OSS issue, I'm in no way against it. I totally support it.  
> But I also understand the indie devs' need to make a living without  
> suffering a corporation's suckiness. I just use what works best for me.
> 
> TextMate by the way, has a VERY kind license, a very dedicated  
> developer who also responds to individual users directly. I defend  
> their choice not to open their source yet because their revenue has  
> kept them providing quality stuff. In their case, with such a widely  
> popular app that is already being aped everywhere, if they had opened  
> the source, they'd be out of business. So how would they make a living?
> 
> Not everything needs to be OSS. It does have merits and makes sense  
> in many regards, but the question often remains of how do you make a  
> living if everything is open source without others blindly taking  
> what you made?

There are other business models than the governmentally enforced
artificial scarcity model where software is treated as physical product
units.

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CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ http://ccd.apotheon.org ]
Brian K. Reid: "In computer science, we stand on each other's feet."