From: Aidan Kehoe (kehoea at domain parhasard.net)
Date: Tue 02 Oct 2001 - 20:21:26 IST
Ar an 2u la de mi 10, scriobh John P. Looney :
> On Tue, Oct 02, 2001 at 02:06:47AM +0100, Aidan Kehoe mentioned:
> > Steve Jobs got notoriously pissed off when he heard that GNU were
> > reimplementing NextStep--is architecting an intuitive user interface,
> > integrated, intuitive, development tools & library interfaces less
> > `work' than coding them for you? Because any reimplementation just
> > `steals' all that.
> Hey, that's the market. People don't want to buy ideas. So you can't sell
> them. You can sell an implementation. But, loads of people can do the
People who can't understand source code have no interest in buying
access to it. Most people can't understand source code, and the source
is truly useful to very few people. People don't care about (want to
buy) source code--they care about (want to buy)
implementations. That's the market :-) .
> It's dual licensed for at least two, if not three years...
Ah, okay. I missed that. There was a lag between announcing the thing
and getting around to it, but obviously I missed the `getting around
to it,' part :-) .
-- `... when the elephant man broke strong men's necks, when he'd had too many Powers, ...'
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