On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 06:01:42PM +0200, R. Mattes wrote:
> Yes, and why shouldn't it? I read it as a marker to show which
There is world of difference (also legally) between
"Copyright (c) xxxxxx'
"Additional code/modifications by xxxxx"
> Well, I would take it as a _marker_
Like a dog pissing on a lamppost, or some juvenile spraying
his tags on someone else's property ?
> And of course, for every update of
Of course. If you don't bother to let me known what changes
you require, even if they may be of interest to others, why
should I care ?
> Au contraire - FOSS is all about sharing.
That is one aspect of it, and one that by definition should
go both ways.
> Sometimes the tone on the mailing list (and comments about the
And that is entirely intentional. What do you expect ? Try
and go to your whatever - baker, sports team, bar keeper...
and tell them you can instantly improve what they do. Maybe
they'll listen. But chances are 99.9% that they will tell you
to learn your trade first and then come back.
A world of exhaustive, reliable metadata would be an utopia.
It's also a pipe-dream, founded on self-delusion, nerd hubris
and hysterically inflated market opportunities. (Cory Doctorow)
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