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Old 03 June 2015, 20:46   #201
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oh god i so hope someone does that with PuzCat it would be hilarious
Put it on GitHub, where fork takes just one click! In fact the whole design of GitHub encourages forking.
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Old 03 June 2015, 21:05   #202
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Put it on GitHub, where fork takes just one click! In fact the whole design of GitHub encourages forking.
don't talk to me about GitHub, i've just spend the last few days migrating to a new GitLab server and making continuous integration work again.

We don't encourage forking, though. That project is not open source.
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Old 03 June 2015, 23:12   #203
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don't talk to me about GitHub, i've just spend the last few days migrating to a new GitLab server and making continuous integration work again.

We don't encourage forking, though. That project is not open source.
Plus, everyone knows that spooning leads to forking.

Be safe, kids!
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Old 04 June 2015, 19:22   #204
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What you are saying is that someone might take your "super awesome groundbreaking code for an ancient computer system not being manufactured anymore", FORK IT (that's the term, not "run off with it")
If i'd meant forking i would have said so... but since you've clearly made your own arguments up i'll leave you to them.
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Old 04 June 2015, 19:49   #205
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If i'd meant forking i would have said so... but since you've clearly made your own arguments up i'll leave you to them.
Don't pretend that the entirety of your arguement (and every anti-open sourcer in this thread) couldn't be summed up thusly: "Its my code! I spent HOURS of my life writing this code, forming it up from the primordial ooze, feeding each ASCII character a nourishing broth of electrons, coaxing out the very most from each word boundary and null pointer. How DARE some unbathed hippie reach his/her grubby little nose-pickers out and ask to see it, in the hopes that he/she could improve upon the sheer awesome perfection that is MY CODE!!!! BUGS, you say? Optimizations??!?!?! ENHANCEMENTS?!!! FUTURE PROOFING?????!!!!! NEVER! It is perfection perfectioned! ITS MINE! MY ONLY!!! MY PRECIOUSSSSSSSSS!"

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Old 04 June 2015, 23:09   #206
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Don't pretend that the entirety of your arguement (and every anti-open sourcer in this thread) ...
There are no anti-open sourcers. So no-one is arguing that. Find me one programmer who doesn't use open source, and doesn't appreciate it, and I'd be very surprised. If someone were on the fence about open sourcing things, joking around about their selfish motives isn't going to get them over the fence in the direction you want them to go, it's more likely to reduce down their interest in working on it at all.
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Old 05 June 2015, 00:07   #207
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joking around about their selfish motives...
Why not joke about the obvious? Its been a long road to me joking about it. I think it was you who originally responded to a rather neutral post with some starter points on getting up to speed to hold at least an informed discussion with negativity. Its not really complicated, the licenses are easy to understand and well documented. The only legitimate argument against open sourcing so far has been that "its not a cure all and no guarantee that anything of quality will happen", which is very true. The Gollum Argument (and its been made - go read the thread) is nonsense.
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Old 05 June 2015, 01:23   #208
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Old 05 June 2015, 20:18   #209
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I like how anybody with negative opinions about the open-source community is "uninformed."
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Old 05 June 2015, 22:04   #210
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I like how anybody with negative opinions about the open-source community is "uninformed."
Well, its not really a "community", as such. Source available development with version control is just a method of developing and distributing software. It isn't theft. It isn't begging. Its just a development/distribution model. So, yes. People who equate it with theft and begging are uninformed, without quotes. Seriously so.

It would also help perhaps if you articulated WHICH open source project you have negative opinions about. Is it the linux kernel? Canonical? Apache? Stellarium? VLC? Wine? OpenSSH? Python? Mplayer? AROS? One of these?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...tware_packages
What about that project is negative? A developer? You don't like its language choice? Do they use SVN when every idiot knows GIT rulezzz? They didn't like your bugfix submission? Feature X isn't available?

There are rational criticisms of open-source models. Take, for example, that you may be developing very optimized algorithms in a competitive market that is profitable. Maybe you're developing some software covered by restriction classifications for the Government. Maybe you are writing some awesome warez that you'd prefer no one has access to but you. An open source model in these scenarios doesn't make sense. Old, abandoned software for out of production 30 year old computers, basic OS functionality pieces like a TCP/IP stack or USB stack? A terrible candidate for closed source vultureware.
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Old 06 June 2015, 00:30   #211
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Old, abandoned software for out of production 30 year old computers, basic OS functionality pieces like a TCP/IP stack or USB stack? A terrible candidate for closed source vultureware.
How is software made today "old" and "abandoned"? Because that's what this thread is about, software developments being made today (and a plea for them to be open source)

Agreed with what Commodorejohn says.
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Old 06 June 2015, 01:03   #212
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Because ... this thread ... about, software develop... made today (and .. plea ... them ... open source)
"Please Open Source All the Things" is pretty self explanatory. Please don't make me explain that as well.

Also, no one likes cherry picking
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I'm glad to see your sense of humor has returned
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Old 06 June 2015, 05:38   #215
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This thread still going?

On 68k binary releases are like commented source code, who cares about the license?

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Old 12 June 2015, 06:48   #216
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megaball

Maybe interested for one or the other (and sorry if it's old news)

While testing different Octamed music I stumbled upon the following: Ed and Al Mackay put their sources, gfx, music and sounds of Megaball online placed under Apache Public Licence:

http://www.snappymaria.com/megaball/
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Old 24 June 2015, 08:33   #217
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Some updates.

#1: FMsynth source released. Not super clear about the license, unfortunately

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=21777&page=3


#2: FBlit source released under MIT license

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=78786

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Old 24 June 2015, 12:14   #218
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Sorry, you misunderstand the thread about fmsynth. It' not open source only a tool to transform dx7syx format to fmsynth.
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Old 24 June 2015, 15:26   #219
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My bad, strikethrough added.
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Old 24 June 2015, 18:03   #220
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The source for FMsynth V1.1 is available somewhere.
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