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 */ -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php