#1 2014-02-28 18:10:11

ab
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Think free as in free speech, not free beer

After more than 5 years of opening some huge part of Delphi code base, just my two cents.
Free software means free as a bird.
In practice, most Open Source "consumers" focus on free as a free beer...
This is a reality, especially for "niche" projects like developing libraries for Delphi.

Here are some thoughts from my little experiment with mORMot.
If you ask what Open Source for libraries mean, it may help you!
I mixed both PROs and CONs, since it is difficult to make a hierarchy of thoughts, when you are so involved as I am.


This is the forum feed for http://blog.synopse.info?post/2014/02/2 … -free-beer

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#2 2014-05-20 07:29:43

edwinsn
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Re: Think free as in free speech, not free beer

Arnaud,

Thanks for all your open source offorts!

RE fame, I DO believe you have gain great reputation in the Delphi community, for sure!


Delphi XE4 Pro on Windows 7 64bit.
Lazarus trunk built with fpcupdelux on Windows with cross-compile for Linux 64bit.

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#3 2022-06-08 10:33:58

sakura
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Re: Think free as in free speech, not free beer

Just came across that and noticed that the link has changed: https://blog.synopse.info/?post/2014/02 … -free-beer

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#4 2022-06-08 14:50:42

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Re: Think free as in free speech, not free beer

Fixed!

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