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> If you take RSS, claim it, rename it, but are
> essentially still building over it, it is
> piracy. No one can stop you from doing it
> now because the owner of the ship left the
> holds unlocked, shared his decks, and in
> effect, gave you the access... just as the
> ethos of the open source/web culture said
> he should to succeed. I have to question
> both that culture and that success if we
> urge others to take advantage of him and call
> it community. A community of what? Pirates?
I guess your rethoric is outdoing even Microsoft or
the RIAA. May I remind you that Microsoft steals and
blunders as it pleases. In Redhell the call it
euphemistically "Freedom to Innovate".
> I sincerely doubt a reasonable individual
> will not work with an honorable group
> to mutual benefit. Take a deep
> breath and trust that better results
> can be obtained by that tactic.
I guess you're an idealist. History and human nature
Take C++ as an example. Did Bjarne Stroustroup get
the blessing from his colleague at Bell Labs Brian
Take Java as an example. Did James Gosling get the
blessing from Bjarne Stroustroup?
Take C# as an example. Did Anders Hejlsberg get the
blessing from James Gosling?
Take Linux as an example. Did Linus Torvalds get the
blessing from Richard Stallmann?
I guess you see the pattern here.
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