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Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2001 10:17:35 +0200
From: Corinna Vinschen <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
To: Cygwin-Apps <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
Subject: Re: cygipc packaging was Updated setup.ini with descriptions, categories, and dependencies
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In-Reply-To: <3B92B700.1050201@ece.gatech.edu>; from cwilson@ece.gatech.edu on Sun, Sep 02, 2001 at 06:47:28PM -0400

On Sun, Sep 02, 2001 at 06:47:28PM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
> Back to cygipc: so, this ain't gonna happen.  If we want to have IPC 
> stuff directly in the cygwin kernel, "we" are going to have to write it 
> ourselves.  (Unfortunately, I am most likely disallowed from helping, as 
> are a number of other people.  "Contaminated" by exposure to the cygipc 
> code.  How can anyone be sure that any code I contribute is not 
> influenced -- or even copied! -- from my knowledge of the cygipc internals?)

That's a shame, IMO.  I can't understand it, honestly.  The way
people learn programming is by looking into code from other, more
experienced people.  This lame licensing issue is slowing down
progress.  Imagine: I take a look into a piece of code to see how
another person implemented functionality `foo'.  This gives me
an idea _how_ to implement it.  Now I begin to implement my own
stuff.  I don't copy it.  I make my own improvements.  I'm just
using the _idea_ how to implement it but I'm coding it "in my
own words".

Why the heck am I violating a license? Why is open source open
source if other open source projects can't learn from that?

Hmmpf, just my naive look into that issue.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Developer                                mailto:cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat, Inc.

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