Who is this "we" you refer to?
Posted Mar 6, 2008 14:56 UTC (Thu) by corbet
In reply to: Who is this "we" you refer to?
Parent article: Ryzom returns?
You've missed my point entirely. Guess I wasn't writing clearly that day, sorry.
There is nothing inherently wrong with corporate code dumps, though experience shows that they can be a lot harder to turn into free software projects than one would think - a year spent getting the Second Life client into condition for a beta release might be a case in point. What I don't like is the idea that we have to have our projects jump-started in that way. That really plays into the "free software can't actually invent anything" notion that I so strongly disagree with.
So if Ryzom comes along, that's great. But I don't accept that it's beyond our capabilities to build something better than Ryzom on our own.
Meanwhile, I'm most interested in the projects you pointed to which are using the Second Life code base; will investigate further.
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