Re: [ MuLinux and a new editor]

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Tue Aug 29 2000 - 19:57:42 CEST

On Tue, Aug 29, 2000 at 07:10:30PM +0300, Vesa-Pekka Palmu nicely wrote:
> On 29 Aug 00, at 10:04, Michele Andreoli wrote:
> > This incredible german guy wrote JOE in assembler!
> Well I just CAN'T understand you GPL guys! You write incredible
> software without any financical gain in mind.... All really great
> software that I have seen have been freeware or under some open-
> source license.

"Without financial gain in mind" is exact, but the GPL guys work
requires the rarest fuel available in the world; more, more than
simple money, mon ami: the universal love and the admiration
by the users! I know a couple of companies I quitted, because of
this misunderstanting: they demanded my work, understiming my
feeling about my ego.

I think, the GPL developer is more similar to a writer or a poet:
it only requires, as reward, to be not forgotten. Money is very
secondary question (as first, very first approximation).

They have only a known defect: they write only the code they like.
A relevant question. What you think?


I'd like to conclude with a positive statement, but I can't 
remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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