The GPL / BSD cultural divide (was ProtoCiv: porting Freeciv to Python CANNED)

Jim Dabell jim-usenet at
Wed Jan 14 23:23:57 CET 2004

Brandon J. Van Every wrote:
> OSS people are doing "their thing," and it is not my thing.

So don't try working with OSS.  Open-source developers typically work under
different constraints to proprietary developers, and you will almost
certainly be unsuccessful if you attempt to impose a different set of
constraints upon them or assume they have the same priorities as
proprietary developers.

If you need people to work for you, hire them.

[Removing comp.lang.python from followups; this isn't anything to do with

Jim Dabell

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