• Subject: RE: New RPGIV functionality
  • From: boldt@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 11:53:04 -0400



Colin wrote:
>The problem with shareware (which is a very good way of distributing
>software), is that no-one else can learn anything from the techniques
>that have been used.
>
>Very good for end users who want free software, but useless for
>developers who want to learn new skills.

Furthermore, you can never really  improve on shareware.  One
big advantage  for the "open source" approach is  that others
can fix bugs and add their own improvements to your software.
(It's a very powerful concept that is the main reason for the
success of Linux.)

Hans Boldt, ILE RPG Development, IBM Toronto Lab, boldt@ca.ibm.com


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