Interview with Second Life's Cory Ondrejka
Posted Jan 18, 2007 10:22 UTC (Thu) by nix
Parent article: Interview with Second Life's Cory Ondrejka
I agere with most of what's being said here, but ye gods there's some hyperbole.
there's never been a product that was in the dominant position that then open sourced. Open source is usually used by folk who are either trying to gain market share, or projects that are very early stage
is rubbish unless interpreted very narrowly, and is decidedly questionable even then.
There's no question that the Second Life community is the most creative, capable, intelligent, community ever targeted on one project in history.
is frankly laughable. People spent centuries
on e.g. European cathedrals, and you certainly can't describe them as not creative works, or their builders as stupid. It's got a big userbase for a software product, sure, but `in history' is larger than that.
And as for Subversion: isn't something that will end up with this many developers a perfect match for a wide-scale distributed version control system, more gittish than subversiony?
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