2011/4/1 Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon(a)thenilgiris.com>om>:
unfortunately, the world has a different definition of
what is the 'worlds' definition of open source?
You could start here: http://opensource.org/docs/osd
open source code shouldn't be a millstone.
what is the millstone? version control? ticketing? complying with the
chosen license? encouraging people to contribute because of the above? I
agree in the last century doing all this was a pain and expensive too.
Now it is free and can be done with a few clicks of a mouse.
1. Complying with the chosen license - there is no question of the
author having to comply with any license. The license is for the rest
of the world.
2. Ticketing - yes, it indicates a commitment to maintain, so the
author might not want to do this. Ditto for version control and all
as a matter of fact, it is impossible to develop
without all the above.
Depends. I doubt if I need version control and ticketing for the
script I use to extract IP addresses from a log file.
and for heavens sake refrain from cc-ing me on every
post - what exactly
is so difficult about pressing 'reply' instead of pressing 'reply-all'?
Well, I didn't want to answer this - but since you insist, I wouldn't
change my actions to suit your wishes. If you don't like it, you are
welcome to take corrective action at your end.