/g/ had a good idea for once:55 posts and 9 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
We need a third option to the dichotomy between the fascist commie NIH philosophy of the FSF and the boot-licking brown-nosing philosophy of the OSI.
>OSI: in an ideal world, all software should be libre, but good software is more important than libre software, so when proprietary software is better than libre software, it should be able to cannibalize the libre software to make itself even better
>FSF: libre software is more important than good software, and therefore libre software is ALWAYS better than proprietary alternatives, no matter how many features are missing, and anyone who uses proprietary software should be harassed until they change their mind, and libre software should never promote proprietary software, not even for interoperability
What's the commonality that necessitates this dichotomy?
It's the fact that both the OSI and the FSF respect laws around proprietary software.
>OSI: those laws are kind of unethical, but it's okay if you want to license under them and steal our shit, your work is better after all
>FSF: those laws are unethical, so if you're going to license under them, then the only way to simultaneously avoid breaking them and retain user freedoms is to not use your software or even acknowledge its existence
I present the MAOSS. An idea for a gang of criminal e-thugs who use violence to force proprietary licensors to forfeit their IPs against their will so that users don't have to choose between software that works and software that respects their freedoms.
>oh, you're going to license your work under a proprietary license? *rips terms of service in half*
>*decompiles your work, neuters it of anti-features, and redistributes the libretized version as a component of other freedom-respecting libre work without your permission*
>oh what's that, you're gonna sue us? lol *brings flamethrower to court*
>*casually murders major proprietary software vendors in cold blood and burgles their laptops*
oh, sorry. didn't mean to post such a serious post on a glowie site.
But for real though, send me that shit.
would have really liked the source code to that
Is this really what Static Analysis is? I've taken a class on static analysis and its all about analyzing OO code for object oriented quality metrics like McCall's model, Chidamber and Kemerer metrics, etc. Maybe it has a different meaning in software/quality engineering from security
Doing posting is peak praxis.
Free software terrorism thank god I wasn't the only one thinking about bricking some corporate servers and giving proprietary vendors free trips to the pit.
This must be incorporated to the agenda of the communist party. The freedom of the working class shall be complete.