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Diary: Technologies: AROS: Guess i did not got this Open Source thing yet?

[This article translated in a latter time]
Originally published in July 17,2008

[EDIT: Aobut KDE 4 and on how final users are acting and expecting as consumers is also mentioned here.]

The latter interventions on it.comp.os.amiga here (google translated), concerning the coming soon Amiga os 4.1 and the recent discussions shown on linuxhaters blog here and on linux.com here makes me consider on how probably i misunderstood badly the motivations behind ther open source movement: I always thought at social motivations as the need for computing tools for who cannot afford to get a closed source operating system or applications, i thought about humanitary and non-profit organizations support, learning and start-up tools for third world and underdeveloped countries, beside the intentions to disconnect the IT from the traditional software and OS industry, the knowledge share and the opening of algorythms and libraries available to everybody for any purpose, without the need to quit the project or being forced in pay royalties for quite banal algorythms.

Maybe am still too naive and idealist: it is sure that, once somebody reach an age close to 40, having a reality check is quite painful ot handle than when young.

And i can also understand the hatred of linux hater and the strong frustration of the newcoming linux and AROS developers, to mention a project which am emotionally tied at.

Things as reading here on how

Pubblicato il 17/7/2008 alle 9.41 nella rubrica diario.

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