Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Reply to thread

Jaco: "Normally open source means the source is open to look at."

Nope. Open source means exactly what the Open Source people said it meant - it wasn't a widely used term before they coined it. Whether or not you aim to adhere to the trademark requirements, calling "look but don't touch" stuff and "shared source" stuff "open source" is just deception.

"So open source don't need to be licence free."

Yet more deception here, too. Open source software generally has a licence attached, unless you're thinking of public domain works.

 is a RISC OS Userguestx on 31/5/09 11:44PM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • Behind the scenes of a pocket RiscPC
    How a mobile port of RPCEmu came about
     12 comments, latest by JanRinze on 11/6/06 2:17PM. Published: 6 Jun 2006

  • Random article

  • Speed boost for free back-up package 7backup
    Steve Revill's software now skips examining directories excluded from back-up jobs among other improvements.
     Discuss this. Published: 14 Dec 2008

  • Useful links

    News and media:
    IconbarMyRISCOSArcSiteRISCOScodeANSC.S.A.AnnounceArchiveQercusRiscWorldDrag'n'DropGAG-News

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    Dealers:
    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster

    Usergroups:
    WROCCRONENKACCIRUGSASAUGROUGOLRONWUGMUGWAUGGAGRISCOS.be

    Useful:
    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign


    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "...a somewhat shallow article intended only to generate some journalistic controversy"
    Page generated in 0.0256 seconds.