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Re: Re:, question

From: js_bach
Subject: Re: Re:, question
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 18:07:22 +0200
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First of all many thanks for numerous replies.

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> I have to agree with Bob here. There's only one reason for not
> distributing and -- because you're trying to
> keep others from modifying your build system. 

>From the very beginning, lies my intention in this point: As there are
features to correct and implement, I do not want to have any extra
headaches from the svn users like "Oh, i can't `make install` it here"
and then i have to troubleshoot that also, finding out that the
has/have been manipulated -wrongly-.. 

>You might as well simply
> withhold _all_ of the source code. The mindset is the same -- you simply
> don't want someone else messing with your code.
Well till i get things running, i dont want to get anyone fiddle around with
the build system, that's all. After that, i'd appreciate if anyone comes up
with a patch, change whatever it is. Help is always welcomed to give
and take.

> Well, there's nothing inherently wrong with this, I suppose, but let's
> not disguise our real intentions by attempting to make it appear like
> open source, when you don't want it to be. You either want the help of
> the open source community, or you don't. It's really that simple.
I use open-source products and support also open-source community.
So there is nothing for me to pretend, but i see that my lack of "autooling"
terminology made ppl understand me in an opposite way.

Autotools are great (but a bit unbendable :} ) , and again many thanks !

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