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03-26-2001, 04:20 PM
Hello, I was just wondering how the OpenGL community looks upon Open Source. Are the majority for/against it? Myself, Im completly for it. I started a thread at the allegro.cc (http://allegro.cc) (feel free to share your opinion there) site and I took a lot of heat from people who didn't support the open source community. I'd say about 90% are not in favor of open source at that site.

03-26-2001, 04:39 PM
It depends on what you mean. There is a distinction between the opensource movement and richard stallman's gnu stuff. I'm not politically minded enough to remember what the distrinction is, tho'. Stallman came over to this university; I've been to a lecture of his on his form of gnu public license. Hmm.

03-27-2001, 03:52 AM
I'm for OpenSource. But not against "closedSource". some software in open source is ok. but if you generally defeat paying for software, the industry wouldn't continue developping software. I think without paying for software, many good and complex programms wouldn't exist (CorelDRAW, Cubase, Logic, autocad.......). cause that aren't projects done in free time ;-). I know there exist many really great (in size and in publicity/useability) opensource projects (LINUX, The GIMP or povray for example). I mean, for some projects Opensource is a good thing (Operating Systems, standard software...) but for special cases hmmm...let's see http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/smile.gif

But i don't think this is the right forum to discuss....