On Sunday 04 August 2002 04:38, Bob Lockie wrote:
> >My view on encoders is that they are unnecessary and rather evil.  I would
> >never ever purchase a php-based application that did not come with the php
> >source code.  If you want to restrict your code somehow, do it through a
> >license.  People who choose to violate that license are the same people
> >who will hack your encoded scripts anyway.  And this way the honest
> >customers will have the benefit of the code to customize, learn from,
> >build on top of.  Closed source stuff stifles innovation and I personally
> >refuse to work on a PHP encoder for this reason.  Imagine if I had never
> >released the source for PHP?  We would not be having this discussion
> >today.
> Very well said.
> I applaud all the devlopers who work on open source software.

Isn't it a touch ironic (or hypocritical) when people want a open source 
product to produce a closed source product? It's almost as bad as MS 
'embracing' an open source product into their closed source rubbish.

Jason Wong -> Gremlins Associates -> www.gremlins.com.hk

God requireth not a uniformity of religion.
- Roger Williams

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