On 04/27/2010 10:18 AM, John Meyer wrote:
> On 4/27/2010 10:59 AM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
>> On 04/27/2010 04:53 AM, John Meyer wrote:
>>> On 4/26/2010 8:59 PM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
>>>> Yeah ... but I *like* having the browser involved.
>>> Which is fine. However, there are other people who don't like getting
>>> the browser involved (people making command line Linux programs, for
>>> instance, or people exposing their own APIs that interact with Twitter).
>> Well ... there's Lynx. ;-) But seriously, I make command-line Linux
>> Twitter programs for my own use all the time, and I released four of
>> them as open source projects. *But*:
>> 1. Those only use API calls that don't require authentication.
>> 2. They are free as in beer as well as in freedom. There are exactly
>> *zero* potential *paying* customers for a command-line Linux program.
> Yours might, but as you know about Open Source, the whole point is that
> people can choose and some may choose to use certain calls that require
> authentication. And what does charging money have to do with anything?
Charging money is how we pay our expenses and earn enough profit to
invest in research and development for the next generation applications. ;-)
M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
"A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." ~ Paul Erdős