Re: [LAU] [LAD] Aeolus

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To: Josh Lawrence <josh@...>
Cc: Linux Audio Users <linux-audio-user@...>, Linux Audio Developers <linux-audio-dev@...>
Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 4:34 pm


I'm a bit mystified.

Fons, you explicitly granted other developers the right to do...
exactly what they did. And now you're miffed about it?

I'm.... missing something.

There is not and never was any expectation in free / open source that
you, as a developer, are owed anything whatsoever by those who use
your code (outside of stipulations of the license). And you,
similarly, don't owe them anything either.

Perfect symmetry. That's where it starts from. Letting go of the
need to control everything, to enforce being the smartest guy in the
room. Sometimes a nice little community of mutual cooperation springs
up... It happens often, but that's still the exception, not the most
common case.

Now, if others play dirty, strip off your copyright attribution for
example, claim they wrote it not you, that's different. I'll join you
on the warpath. Did that happen in this case?

(95% or more of the folks who use my code fork it and I never hear
about it. That has always been true. I didn't even know Spotify was
using Vorbis until somone spotted the symbols. The freaking iPhone
ships a fork of Speex, again, found by dumping a Siri stream. AoTuV.
A hundred other examples that I'm perfectly fine with...)

If you want a community, you have to build it. No one owes it to you,
no one will do it for you. Writing the code is the easiest part of
building an ecosystem. Ecosystem dynamics are hard. Closing the
source will probably make it harder.

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[LAU] Aeolus, Fons Adriaensen, (Wed Sep 18, 9:16 pm)
Re: [LAU] Aeolus, Rob Kudla, (Wed Sep 18, 11:45 pm)
Re: [LAU] Aeolus, Fons Adriaensen, (Thu Sep 19, 12:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] Aeolus, Paul Davis, (Thu Sep 19, 2:37 pm)
Re: [LAU] Aeolus, Tim Orford, (Thu Sep 19, 9:43 pm)
Re: [LAU] Aeolus, Paul Davis, (Thu Sep 19, 9:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] Aeolus, Ralf Mardorf, (Fri Sep 20, 1:01 am)
Re: [LAU] Aeolus, Patrick Shirkey, (Thu Sep 19, 7:54 am)
Re: [LAU] Aeolus, drew Roberts, (Wed Sep 18, 10:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] Aeolus, Guido Aulisi, (Wed Sep 18, 10:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] Aeolus, Julien Claassen, (Wed Sep 18, 10:02 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Aeolus, J. Liles, (Wed Sep 18, 9:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Aeolus, , (Thu Sep 19, 2:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Aeolus, Fons Adriaensen, (Wed Sep 18, 10:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Aeolus, Josh Lawrence, (Thu Sep 19, 4:04 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Aeolus, Monty Montgomery, (Thu Sep 19, 4:34 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Aeolus, hermann meyer, (Thu Sep 19, 3:31 am)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Aeolus, Rafael Vega, (Wed Sep 18, 10:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] Aeolus, Hartmut Noack, (Wed Sep 18, 9:55 pm)