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An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
More important in my opinion: aware that they can give it to their friends if they like it.
LCA: Addressing the failure of open source
Posted Jan 18, 2012 15:26 UTC (Wed) by angdraug (subscriber, #7487)
Posted Jan 18, 2012 17:19 UTC (Wed) by wilck (subscriber, #29844)
But these apps are few. Free (as in beer) apps, on the other hand, are plenty. They account for ~70% of the offerings on the android market (http://www.androlib.com), and their share in terms of downloads is even higher. With these "free" apps, ordinary people care little if they can give the app to their neighbour - after all, neighbour can download the same app for "free" any time if he wants. The freedom to improve and modify the code is only valuable for hackers, a tiny minority of users.
Whether we like it or not, the "Market" business model is attracting not only more users, but also many more developers than the FOSS model.
Posted Jan 18, 2012 19:53 UTC (Wed) by fuhchee (subscriber, #40059)
Money talks, and google advertising money talks loudly.
So how does one counter that?
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