The Simple Economics of Open Source
pinard at iro.umontreal.ca
Wed Apr 26 17:17:40 CEST 2000
Albert Wagner <alwagner at tcac.net> writes:
> An elegant algorithm can be as beautiful as a painting or a song.
> The truely creative desperately need to share their creations.
This is a bit like I feel :-). Just introspecting myself a little, I would
say that my real initial motivation for sharing software was my mere way
to thank the community who gave so much good software to me. It spared
me a lot of time, and I felt I should return part of this spared time to
the community. It then became sort of an habit in the long run.
About why I feel like thanking people? It's just that I've been educated
that way. It's builtin, kind of hardware. A factory defect! :-)
François Pinard http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~pinard
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